Baby Time with Miss Stephanie

Learning sign language is just like learning other languages, and the earlier you start teaching your children, the easier time they'll have with it. When I was a kid, my mom was learning Spanish, so she decided to teach us as well. Flash cards probably didn't work as well as she hoped, but incorporating often-used phrases helped us learn some basics. Incorporating signs for certain words whenever you say them will help your baby pick up on the meaning, and eventually when they hear and see it enough, they'll start using the signs themselves. Here is a collection of board books, DVDs, and books for adults on baby sign language. If you're looking for other resources, OverDrive has some eBooks and a video available. If you want to learn a language other than sign language, Transparent Language is a great eSource (that has lessons for children called KidsSpeak for certain languages).

 

Let's Sign, Baby!Board Books

Baby Fingers (series)

Baby Signs: a Baby-sized Guide to Speaking with Sign Language by Joy Allen

Let's Sign, Baby!: a Fun and Easy Way to Talk with Baby by Kelly Ault

 

Baby Signing TimeDVDs

Baby Einstein - My First Signs: See and Sign with Baby

Baby Signing Time (series - including CDs)

Brainy Baby - Talking Hands: Discovering Sign Language

Weehands At Home

 

 

Baby Signing EssentialsBooks for Adults

Baby Signing Essentials: Easy Sign Language for Every Age and Stage by Nancy Cadjan

Sign With Your Baby: How to Communicate with Infants Before They Can Speak  by Joseph Garcia

Teach Your Baby to Sign: an Illustrated Guide to Simple Sign Language for Babies by Monica Beyer

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