Top Ten Starter Sign Flash Cards

When you first start teaching your baby sign language, pick just three to five signs and reinforce them with lots of repetition. You want to pick words that are meaningful to your baby and that you will get the chance to use a lot during your day. Repetition is the secret behind teaching baby signs.

Here are ten signs that make good first signs.

A – Friends & Family Signs

The people around baby are the most important things in her life, so make great first signs.

  1. Mom – mom is number one to your baby and you spend a lot of time together so makes a great first sign. Since you are there in person you probably don’t need the flash card, but printing it out might help you learn the sign.
  2. Daddy – the dad sign is another one that babies are quick to latch onto.
  3. Friends/Family – close family or friends that your baby gets to see a lot of are also great first signs, particularly if they are caregivers for your baby. For example, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, grandmother, or grandfather.
  4. Pets – if your baby’s collapses into giggles everytime your dog or cat gets near, then these are going to make good first signs.

B – Food

A close second behind family is food. The food signs are also useful because they let you avert tantrums by letting your baby tell you what she wants instead of crying.

  1. Milk – milk is a natural choice to teach young children whether they are drinking breast milk, cow’s milk, formula, or even goat’s milk.
  2. More – more is a very practical sign because it lets your baby communicate when she really wants more food, and when she is not really interested any more.

C – Fun Signs

You can also do a few signs for things that your baby thinks of as fun.

  1. Fan – babies seem to have an obsession with overhead fans. They just love them. Similarly, the overhead light is very popular.
  2. Animals – babies enjoy learning anything to do with animals. You up the fun level by making sounds to accompany the signs. Try the signs for lion, monkey, or frog.
  3. Happy – the happy sign lets your baby share when she is having fun which just spreads the fun around and makes her even happier.
  4. Book – for children that enjoy story time, this is a sign that baby’s are highly motivated to learn.

Remember, we only want to pick less than five signs to start. The ones I would pick are: mom, dad, milk, more, and something purely fun like dog.

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Signing Time DVDs: Learning Made Fun

Baby Sign Language DVDs teach your baby to sign while keeping them entertained. This Emmy Award nominated program, teaches all the basics in a fun musical format. Your baby will learn:

  • Food Signs – never miss when they are hungry, thirsty, want more or are all done
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Flash Cards: Expand Vocabulary

Flash Cards expand your baby’s signing vocabulary giving them more ways to communicate and express their creativity.

  • 52 Cards – add family, home, and animal signs
  • Illustrated – pictures on the front, the sign on the reserve
  • Durable – board mounted & includes a hard case for storage

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Teaching Guide: Get Faster Results

Teaching Guide our best information on teaching Baby Sign Language. Topics covered include

  • Pepperberg Method – teach signs twice as fast
  • Phrases – combining signs to make simple phrases
  • Transition to Speech – transition to talking

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Signing Dictionary: 600 Signs at Your Fingertips

Signing Dictionary puts over 600 signs at your fingertips. Always have the right sign available to match your child’s interest.

  • 600 Signs – have the right sign available when you need it
  • Illustrated – each sign includes two diagrams with both starting and ending positions
  • Letters & Numbers – start counting and alphabet games

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Wall Chart: Reminder for Caregivers

Wall Chart provides a quick reminder of the basic signs. Let babysitters, grandparents, and other caregivers understand the signs.

  • 14 Signs – all the basic signs
  • Glossy Coating – wipe clean waterproof coating
  • 24″ x 36″ – large format poster

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24 Responses to “Top Ten Starter Sign Flash Cards”

  1. Ashley

    My daughter is 14 months and 4 weeks now I have been trying to teach her how to sign for a week now, but is it to late to teach her to be effective?

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  2. Mey Lau

    Not at all Ashley, in addition to helping little ones with early communication skills baby sign language allows toddlers to become more expressive and adept in the usage of gestural communication. This is a valuable lifetime skill. Go for it!

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  3. Michelle Namilit

    My little girl, Alyssa Ashley, learned to sign as early as 8 months old. Now that she is 20 months old she already know alot of ASL. She is now potty trained with the help of signing. We do not have problems with her speech as she is speaking a few fluent words now like “KOKO KRUNCH” “ASH-LEY” “COKE” “HAM” “MOMMY” “TEN” etc… Every day is a fun filled day for us. I am a proud momma because my little girl knows how to communicate with us even before she speaks.

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  4. Mulford Gardner

    this is a very informative website. our grandson is 15 months old and learning sign language in day care. we felt it important for us to learn since we keep him a lot and he has been signing to us.

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  5. marie bernadette reyes

    how much is the complete package? I am from Philippines how much it will cost to me?

    ADMIN – Hi Marie,

    The prices are as listed for the kits in US dollars. We have a flat fee of $20 for international shipment.

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