Discover the easy way to teach sign language to babies and toddlers ages 0 to 3 with this guide.
Sign language is a fun and effective way for babies to communicate without words while developing essential early learning skills but we understanding knowing where to start can be a challenge. This book of baby sign language makes it easy to help your child learn, with 101 useful, everyday ASL signs and a clear, simple format that explains what signs are best to start with and tips for teaching them. Whether it's asking for milk or telling you that they're tired, you'll learn how to give your baby the tools to tell you what they're thinking.
BABY SIGN LANGUAGE BASICS: Get an overview of what baby sign language is and how it can help you and your child connect, as well as how it can aid in their development.
HOW TO TEACH SIGNS: Find guidance for getting started, capturing your baby's attention, and when to add more signs based on their age and progress.
EASY ORGANIZATION: Each chapter is organized by topics like mealtime, getting dressed, playtime, animals, and feelings, so it's quick to find the signs you are looking for.
Start communicating early with the baby sign language book that makes it simple.
About the Author
LANE REBELO, LCSW, is the founder of Tiny Signs®, an award-winning baby sign language program providing classes, workshops, and professional trainings in the Boston area and online. Lane is a licensed social worker and worked for many years with families in the Boston area. Lane began studying American Sign Language in 2006 after her first baby was born and was amazed by all she had to say. She lives with her husband and two daughters in MetroWest Boston. You can find her online at TinySigns.net.
"Amen and hallelujah for this book! As a potty training expert, I'm often met with parents who don't want to start potty training because their child isn't verbal yet. I'm always a little astounded because our children are always communicating with us, even if it doesn't look or sound like words. For me, as a parent and a parenting professional, sign language is that bridge. Our little ones understand and have so much to say before their words come. Lane's book is incredible. I wish I had this book when my son was little! So many power struggles can be avoided with sign language; when you eliminate the frustration over speaking the right words, you'd be surprised how much easier life with an early toddler can be. This book is beautiful and Lane's knowledge and compassion are superior. "—Jamie Glowacki, author of Oh Crap! Potty Training
"Baby Sign Language Made Easy is a beautiful, easy-to-understand resource about how to learn and teach baby sign language to young children. Drawing on the benefits of baby sign language for both parent and child, Ms. Rebelo not only provides a thorough collection of useful signs, but shows you exactly how to introduce them to your child. This is a must-read for any parent eager to use baby sign language." —Nina Garcia, author and parenting blogger at Sleeping Should Be Easy
“Baby Sign Language Made Easy is a must-have book for parents! Lane does a wonderful job describing how to begin teaching sign language to babies. She breaks it down into simple steps so it’s easy to know where to start. I love that she shares the top signs for different categories and that there are images of children signing. Everything you want to know about baby sign language is in this book!”—Angela Thayer, author of Play & Learn Toddler Activities Book and Blogger at TeachingMama.org