We’ve recently worked a lot with infants and toddlers who were taught to speak through sign language long before they could communicate with verbal speech. We’ve absolutely enjoyed the ease of communication with some very basic sign language before speech could be understood. After researching, we found Baby Signs: A Baby-Sized Introduction to Speaking with Sign Language and think it is a wonderful resource for beginning this!
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.
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What others are saying
We used this book to help our daughter communicate with us, as she is 16 months old right now, and have been using this since she was 10 months old. She has been able to tell us things like she is hungry or tired, and what she would like to eat. Very useful for parents of children who don’t talk yet.