Baby Sign Language

Research shows teaching your baby sign language may reduce frustration and tears by improving communication. For example, babies can use signs to ask for what they want. 

I started watching Baby Signing Time! DVDs when my daughter was four months old. I learned the songs and signs from the videos and then sang and signed them with her. I made American Sign Language songs (like Apples & Bananas and Baby Needs a Diaper Change) a regular part of Infant Story Times at the Burien Library.

If you're interested in learning more about baby sign language, here are more resources:

The Baby Signing Bible (book)

American Sign Language for Babies & Toddlers (streaming video)

Baby Sign Language Basics (ebook)

Here's a preview of Baby Signing Time