There is something very satisfying about being able to get some insight into what it is a baby is wanting or is thinking about. A very easy way to do this is to teach them a bit of baby sign language. It is fun, and it will make your life with your baby much less frustrating.
If you are thinking you might want to give it a try, here is a list of the best baby sign language systems, best baby flashcards, videos, books, and apps that will have you communicating with your baby in no time.
(Remember you don’t need to be fluent in ASL –just try learning a few signs, and it will help you with communicating with your baby.)
Baby Sign Language System
After doing a whole lot of research, if we were going to teach another baby some sign language, the system that we would go with is Signing Time. It has digital downloads for your computer, or you can get their super popular DVDs. This site also has everything you might need available for sale. Babies are crazy about this system for learning baby sign language.
Free Flashcards for Baby Sign Language
Flashcards are an excellent teaching aid for sign language that can be used on their own or as a supplement with some of the other resources. Baby Sign Language offers free flashcards that you can download and print off from your computer. With these flashcards, you can just select each sign individually, so you only need to choose the signs that you are interested in learning. This website also offers nice-looking flashcards that you can purchase.
Baby Sign Language Video
If you are looking for something free that can help you teach your baby sign language, My Smart Hands has a great YouTube channel that has lots of free videos. There are Baby Signing Q&A videos, tonnes of Animated Videos, and also some videos with super fun songs. It’s a fantastic free resource for teaching babies or kids some sign language.