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When my daughter was about 6 months old I decided I wanted to try and teach her sign language. My mother was a special education teacher so I picked up a few basic signs just from watching her, but I didn’t really know how or where to begin. I knew I wanted to teach my daughter how to use signs to communicate common tasks like ‘drink’, ‘more’, and ‘all done’ so I started to use them during our daily routine. Sure enough, after about a month I noticed her signing back to me. It was so exciting! Unfortunately, without any real guide I just kind of stopped with the few signs I knew.
Teach Your Baby Sign Language
BabySignLanguage.com was created in 2010 as a free resource for parents who want to start communicating with their nonverbal children through Baby Sign Language. By using sign language, babies are better equipped to communicate their thoughts and needs. As a result they display less whining and fussing. Baby Sign Language is also a way for parents to bond with their children, and studies have shown that babies who learn sign language may also speak sooner and have larger vocabularies. The website, BabySignLanguage.com, is supported through the sale of Baby Sign Language materials available to purchase on the site.
The Baby Sign Language Standard Kit contains:
- Baby Sign Language Guide Book
- 52 Sturdy board flashcards, measuring 4×6 inches
- Signing Dictionary containing over 600 signs
- Wall chart with 22 basic signs, measuring 24×36 inches
I certainly missed out on this with my daughter, but soon I’ll be able to start teaching her 4-month-old brother. After reading just a few pages of the Baby Sign Language Guide Book, I already feel like I have a better grasp on where to start and how to effectively teach signs to my son. I even found recommendations on how to get siblings and friends involved. The flashcards are not flimsy at all and use brightly colored photos to show each object and their sign on the alternate side. It is suggested that the wall chart be displayed where parents and caregivers can easily reference it for commonly used signs, so I tacked it up on closet door in our home. All the information I need is provided in this clear and easy to follow kit.
Along with the Baby Sign Language Standard Kit, BabySignLanguage.com also offers individual teaching materials such as DVDs, books, and flashcards. The Baby Sign Language Standard Kit can be purchased on the website at BabySignLanguage.com for $39.99. Once there, you can read more on the research and benefits of Baby Sign Language, as well as view videos on the materials they have available to purchase.
Did you teach your baby sign language? What is your favorite part of this kit?
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