Watching for New Signs

Most of the time when your baby learns a new sign it's hard to tell if they are actually doing a sign.  Infants and toddlers don't have fully developed fine motor skills yet.  You have to think of it in the same way as a new baby learning it's first words, they don't always get it right.  They may say "wa wa" for water or "da da" for dad.  Just like with speaking, when a baby learns to sign they make attempts to mimic the actual sign that may not be exactly right. Sometimes it's hard to tell Read more [...]

Learning with your Baby Stage by Stage

There are many stages that your baby will go through when learning sign language. Some parents feel overwhelmed about learning all of the signs they are supposed to teach their baby. But you have to remember that your baby isn't going to learn the signs all at once, and you won't have to either. Typically you start out with 1 to 3 signs that relate to your babies' needs at that particular stage of development. For instance, you will be bottle feeding or nursing your baby often during the first Read more [...]

Using Baby Signs that fit your Baby Individually

My fifth kiddo just turned 12 months old. I've been doing baby sign language with her since she was about 6 months old. I've used baby sign language with all of my kids and it's amazing to see how it benefits them all in different ways. Interestingly enough, her first baby sign was "dog". Not mom or dad, but dog! You see, one important thing to remember when teaching your baby sign language is to look for things that specifically interest your them. Dog is such an easy sign, and babies tend Read more [...]

Entering a new realm with your baby by learning how to sign

It is a common misconception shared by a million parents that sign language is only the requirement of the deaf and dumb children. Developmental research proves that although sign language was instated for the purpose of communication between the deaf and dumb people, signing is now playing a vital role in initiating interaction between preverbal children and their parents. Parents no longer need to be bothered about searching for classes to benefit from the enhanced advantages of learning Read more [...]

How to Start a New Career as a Baby Sign Teacher

If one is on the hunt for a career that revolves around babies or has a baby or two at home and needs flexible hours to work, why not sign up to be a Baby Sign instructor? Being a Baby Sign teacher is a good way to earn money by helping others. It allows one to teach parents the art of baby signs and watch them experience the joy of seeing their babies communicate with them for the first time. Feel that chill crawl down your spine when you see a baby sign knowing that your efforts contributed to Read more [...]