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Baby sign language

An evidence-based guide © 2008-2013 Gwen Dewar, Ph.D., all rights reserved Does baby sign language work?

Your 10-month old baby is crying. You ask him what he wants. He lifts his hand in the air and squeezes his fingers shut—your family’s sign for milk.

Is this sort of communication really possible? Research suggests that it is. In this article, I review the scientific basis for teaching gestures to babies. I address these questions:

  • What is baby signing?
  • Why should parents use it?
  • When can parents start?
  • What’s the best way to begin?

As I note below, some studies suggest that babies whose parents communicate with a combination of speech and gesture may develop larger spoken vocabularies, and that’s been a key selling point for many commercial baby signing programs.

But the most recent research doesn’t support the idea that teaching signs to babies makes them learn more words.

What seems more likely is that gestures can improve communication and make parents more savvy or sensitive to what their babies are thinking about. And that’s no small thing. When parents are more tuned into their baby’s thoughts and feelings, babies are more likely to develop secure attachment relationships. They may also provide their babies with more opportunities to explore and learn. But let’s start at the beginning. What do people mean when they say they are teaching their babies to sign? To continue reading this article please go to the link below;

Baby Sign Language: Alphabet

Learn to sign the ABC’s, then teach the letters to your baby!

Baby Sign Language

Teaching your baby sign language enables you to communicate more effectively with your baby. Learn how to teach your baby sign language and you’ll be communicating before he can say his first word.

Baby Sign Language

Teaching your baby sign language enables you to communicate more effectively with your baby. Learn how to teach your baby sign language and you’ll be communicating before he can say his first word.

Benefits of Baby Sign Language

Baby Sign Language has three types of benefits:

  1. Practical: less fussing and more fun.
  2. Emotional: creates a closer parental bond.
  3. Cognitive: boosts brain development.

Baby Sign Language Introduction – My Baby Can Talk

My Baby Can Talk

Published on May 5, 2008

Sign language gives babies and parents an effective way to communicate at an early age. Babies who use sign language tend to speak sooner with larger vocabularies, show an increase in IQ scores. My Baby Can Talk is a complete early language development program recommended by pediatricians, trusted by parents and loved by babies. Crying is one way that babies can communicate — we offer babies another. This program offers everything a baby needs to jump start communication before a baby can speak. The My Baby Can Talk series includes the three award winning DVDs that teaches babies and parents to communicate at an early age, reducing frustration and creating a special bond that is so important for healthy child development. Honored with more than twenty prestigious parenting awards, this series teaches babies American Sign Language (ASL) in a format that delights the senses while tapping into a baby’s natural language abilities. Set to inspiring classical music, this program features beautiful real world images, delightful puppet shows, colorful toys in motion and babies communicating with simple gestures. My Baby Can Talk inspires preverbal communication using sign language as well as first spoken words and is the first program featuring preverbal babies signing all the words presented.

Baby Sign Language “Top 10” Easy Signs Your Baby Can Learn!

Baby Sign Language 101

Published on Jun 18, 2013

Have you ever wished your baby could tell you why he’s crying? Keep watching, and I’ll show you how your baby can! If you’re like me, the most important thing in the world is your baby. You want to give your baby the best of everything including the best head start in education. What would you say if I told you that you can provide an early education in communication, improved hand-eye coordination and the moment your child can speak they are instantly bilingual! There are endless benefits to having a child that can speak sign language. Tantrums, screaming and crying can literally be a thing of the past! It may seem too good to be true, but, if you think about it, most tantrums are caused by your baby not being able to communicate his needs and wants. With baby sign language your baby can tell you! It’s true! Babies can learn to communicate before they can speak! And, children who learn to sign also speak earlier!

Top 15 Signs to Teach Your Baby & Why It’s Important

Language Liftoff

Published on Mar 13, 2018

In this video, you will learn: – Why teaching and using signs are beneficial for your baby – When to begin teaching signs – How to teach signs – Using sign approximations – 15 high-frequency and functional signs and example phrases to pair with the signs The 15 signs include: hi, want, more, all done, eat, drink, diaper, milk, mommy & daddy, sleep, play, ball, book, bath Thank you for watching, and I hope this video is informative and helpful!

Top 30 Sign Language for Babies and Kids


Published on Aug 6, 2012

How to Sign the First 30 Baby Signs for Parents (sign language for babies/kids)

The benefits of baby sign language

Babies as young as six months can master sign language as a way to communicate with their parents.

Enhancing Early Communication through Infant Sign Training

Benefits of Sign Language for Young Children

American Sign Language (ASL) has been one of the primary means of communication for the deaf since the early 1800s after Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet helped to develop the language and then went on to establish a university for the deaf. Now, the practice of teaching hearing children sign language is gaining popularity nationwide.

Baby Sign Language Books

Baby Signs: A Baby-Sized Introduction to Speaking with Sign Language 


Baby Signs: A Baby-Sized Introduction to Speaking with Sign Language by Joy Allen

Long before they’re able to talk, babies have a whole lot to say. With this adorable board book of essential signs, babies and toddlers can easily learn how to communicate their needs, wants, and feelings and even make basic observations with a simple gesture. Studies show that babies who use sign language feel less frustrated, throw fewer tantrums, and often learn to talk more easily. Just point to a sign in the book, say the word while making the sign, and the baby will soon be signing. Communicating a wet diaper or a hungry belly, asking for help or saying “all done” becomes as easy as waving hello or good-bye. And these are just a few of the thirteen signs inside this small and adorably illustrated board book, perfect for little hands and minds to grasp.

The Baby Signing Book: Includes 450 ASL Signs for Babies and Toddlers 


The Baby Signing Book: Includes 450 ASL Signs for Babies and Toddlers by Sara Bingham

This second edition (9780778804512) replaces the first edition (9780778801634)

Now with 100 additional American Sign Language (ASL) symbols plus more case studies.

The interest surrounding baby signing continues to increase as more and more parents embrace this special world of communication, which allows babies to communicate before they can talk. Sign language gives them a way to express their wants and needs, easing frustration for both baby and parent. Being able to communicate effectively with a very young child is positively thrilling.

Part 1 of the book is an introduction to signing with babies and young children, providing the basic knowledge, skills and strategies to get started. Age-specific guidelines offer advice on signing with children from birth to age 3 and up.

Part 2 is a handy dictionary of 450 ASL signs, each clearly illustrated with tips on how to form and remember the signs.

Part 3 provides favorite songs and rhymes to sign with a child.

Special features include:

  • The top 5 signing tips
  • A program that parents can customize according to their family’s needs Answers to frequently asked questions
  • Instructions on the 5 distinct components of ASL signs: body space, hand shape, movement, palm orientation, and facial expression
  • Age-specific advice on how to teach sign language as a child develops.

By simply following this book, a special world of communication awaits.

Teach Your Baby to Sign, Revised and Updated 2nd Edition: An Illustrated Guide to Simple Sign Language for Babies and Toddlers – Includes 30 New Pages of Signs and Illustrations!

“Includes 30 new pages of signs and illustrations!” 

Better communication is right around the corner with Teach Your Baby to Sign.

You may feel like you can’t possibly be any closer with your young child, but the truth is, you can–through sign language.

The gift of signing helps children communicate well before they have the verbal ability to do so. Whether you have a young child who hasn’t started talking yet, or a child with special needs, signing can open the door to better understanding and connection.

In this revised and updated edition of the original Teach Your Baby to Sign, you’ll find more than 200 easy-to-learn signs–all beautifully illustrated!–that you and your child can use to enhance your communication and understand more fully what your little one wants and needs.

Parenting expert Monica Beyer provides you with 30 new pages of content, including new signs, photographs, and illustrations, as well as an improved layout (popular signs and opposites, such as on/off, listed first in each chapter). You’ll find it easy to navigate and begin signing right away. On top of that, you’ll find tips and activities to keep you and your child motivated, so that sign language becomes a welcome part of your daily life!

Better communication is right around the corner with Teach Your Baby to Sign.

Sign with Your Baby: How To Communicate with Infants Before They Can Speak (Book Only)


Sign with Your Baby: How To Communicate with Infants Before They Can Speak (Book Only) by Joseph Garcia, Sign2me. Babies have control over their hands long before they develop the fine motor skills required for speech. By teaching their infants to sign, starting as early as eight months, more and more parents, grandparents and caregivers are recognizing the many benefits of this early communication.

In Sign with your Baby, author and researcher Joseph Garcia offers a straightforward and lighthearted approach to teaching infants how to communicate using simple sign language. Mr. Garcia’s system draws from his years of research in early childhood development and from his own personal experience teaching his two sons. This method does not require learning an entire new language. Rather, Joseph teaches how using a few simple gestures can make a big difference in empowering and meeting the needs of your baby.

What is American Sign Language?

What is American Sign Language?

American Sign Language (ASL) is a complete, complex language that employs signs made by moving the hands combined with facial expressions and postures of the body. It is the primary language of many North Americans who are deaf and is one of several communication options used by people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Now, let’s look at Baby Flash Cards, because in my opinion, and as I stated above, the flash cards I made for my son, William III, were A-Z, all the basic colors, all the basic shapes, the numbers 1 to 100 and basic arithmetic, basic subtraction and basic multiplication, and they worked for him and definitely increased his IQ.

Baby Flash Card Benefits

Teach Your Baby to Read with Flash Cards

The best time to start teaching your baby to read is between the ages of 3 months and 3 years old. The younger a child is, the more quickly they can learn to read. We recommend starting at 3 months old because the child’s visual pathway is developed by that time. Now they can focus clearly on the words being presented. It is also an ideal time to start because babies are not very active at this age making them ideal students. Children that are 4 years old may still learn to read using this method, but they will not learn as quickly as the younger child. By 5 years old, a child is better off learning to read with a phonics-based system.

It is easier for children to learn to read as babies than at any other time. Due to their rapidly developing brains, they are able to learn to read in a more efficient manner than older children. Children’s brains are wired to learn language (whether spoken, written, or sign) in infancy. This makes it easiest for them to learn to read during these early years.

Reading is one of the most important skills a parent can give to their child. Many children who only know the alphabet when beginning school struggle with reading. Babies are born intellectuals. They want to learn everything! This makes reading a form of play for babies. By teaching babies to read, we give them a permanent advantage over peers taught at a later age. When we teach our babies to read we are giving them the keys to all future knowledge.

Baby Flashcards?Babies learn best from responsive social experience

Clever experiments are demonstrating how babies and young children are more intelligent than many previously thought. For example, they pick the nice instead of the mean puppet.

With only 25% of adult brain size at full-term birth, 90% reached by age 5, children really “are for learning.” According to one estimate (Zero-to-Three), at peak in early childhood, 250,000 neuronal connections occur every second in a child’s brain. What babies experience literally builds their brains.

But development does not happen willy-nilly. To establish systems optimally, particular experiences are needed at the right time—those that match with the baby’s maturational schedule (Gottlieb, 1991). Though parents might want to rush to teach reading to their babies with flashcards and videos, evolution set up an infant’s maturational schedule for a different kind of learning.

Importance of Flash cards

Flash cards are ideal for infant stimulation and fascinating to many children, making learning a fun part of everyday play.

Children who develop their language skills before starting school have higher self-esteem than their peers. These children are also more likely to enjoy school-based learning, as they have been equipped with the right basic tools early in life.

According to Professor Shichida and Glenn Doman, you should flash the cards at a rate of 0.5 seconds per card (Yes, that takes LOTS OF PRACTICE!). The information will be absorbed unconsciously by the right brain. The fast speed of flashing sends strong vibrations to the brain. This also aids your baby’s brain to develop better and faster.

It is essential to bear in mind that flashing flashcards is not only for your child to recognize or to learn, it is also to stimulate their brain. The end result is that they WILL remember these things and when they learn them academically in future, they will find it easy to remember, use and spell these words and name these things.

Using flash cards with young learners

Flash cards are a simple, versatile, yet often underexploited resource. I would like to offer some reasons for using flash cards and a selection of activities for use in the Young Learner classroom, although some of the activities could also be used with fun-loving, lower level adult classes

How to Use Flashcards with Children Flash cards for Kids

Flashcard learning for children is quite popular as a playful means to introduce children to new words, images or concepts.  The benefits of flashcards is that they make it easy to maximize the benefits ofrepetition and to improve kids’ important (if debated)memorization skills.

Why use flash cards with babies?

Babies and young children have the unique ability to learn things effortlessly.

As parents and educators, we have a responsibility to help our children harness their amazing learning capacity so that they can easily acquire skills that will enable them to excel in the future.

One effective way of teaching pre-verbal children is by showing them flash cards. Child brain development specialist Glenn Doman, founder of the Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential, is one of those credited with developing this teaching method for the very young.

Flash cards are large cards bearing pictures, words or numbers. That can be physical cards, or virtual ones stored on the computer and shown as a slideshow presentation. Flash cards are ideal for infant stimulation and fascinating to many children, making learning a fun part of everyday play.

You should deliver lessons when your child is in a happy, relaxed frame of mind. Don’t be surprised if she shows enthusiasm for the next session. Flash card presentations are good at capturing children’s attention, and as the two of you go through the cards daily, your child’s knowledge and understanding may increase rapidly.

Addition 0-12 Skill Drill Flash Cards T-53101

Multiplication 0-12 Skill Drill Flash Cards T-53105

Picture Words Skill Drill Flash Cards T-53004

Alphabet Pocket Flash Cards T-23001

Early Reading Learning Fun Packs T-90880W

Touch & Feel Cards

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Animals and Nature Alphabet Black and White Baby Art Flash Cards – Printable Instant Download, Flash Card Set, Nursery Wall Cards, ABC Cards


INCLUDES- 26 Printable Baby Art cards in a PDF file

{High Contrast – Black and White – Drawings}

All of the drawings on my art cards I created by hand using pen and ink or black paint. This set illustrates each letter in the alphabet with animals and natural objects that will captivate baby’s attention. You can observe baby’s eyes looking at different parts of each image during tummy time or while you an baby flip through the cards during cuddle time.

According to Dr. Sears, high contrast images “register powerfully on baby’s retina and send the strongest visual signals to baby’s brain; Stronger signals mean more brain growth and faster visual development.”

“The development of the child during the first three years after birth is unequaled in intensity and importance by any period that precedes or follows in the whole life of the child.” – Maria Montessori

{Ways to use Baby Art Cards}

Let baby study them during tummy time, use as a decoration on a mobile, or place the cards in a photo album to “read” to baby.

– Let baby study during tummy time
– Make a mobile
– Add to an activity gym
– Entertain baby during changing
– Visual play for newborns
– “Read” to baby
– Use in car seat or stroller
– Decorate nursery
– Dual purpose- use with babies for the high contrast images

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