Teaching Baby Sign Language

Babies can communicate with sign language before they can talk. They are aware of and know much more than is often realized by adults. And, they can express themselves much better by signing, then speaking early on. The reason is because speaking involves much more complex control and coordination of the mouth, lips, vocal cords, and tongue, than using their arms, hands and fingers. Watch babies "signing" in the video on the right.
 
Click on the words below to see some basic American Sign Language signs for babies to learn:

Bath / Toiletry

Bedtime

sleep