early communication

A common misconception is that babies lack the understanding of language. This is NOT true. Babies and toddlers understand WAY more then they can say. They just haven't yet developed the verbal skills needed to communicate with you through speech. It's human nature that your child will want to start expressing desires - long before they are ready to [...]

American Sign Language (or ASL) is a language with it's own grammar and is used fluently by the deaf community. Sign language for babies is made up of strategically chosen ASL signs that are commonly used between you and your and baby. And even though your baby is capable of learning the entire ASL language, [...]

If you've been hanging out with me online for any amount of time then you probably know that my love for sign language started when I was very young. But, I didn't know anything about BABY sign language until I was expecting my first daughter. When I became pregnant I had already been signing for five years, [...]

Anytime you think about learning a new skill (especially a language) you're gonna have mixed feelings of excitement and hesitation. The excitement of enriching your life with this new skill, and overwhelm because it can get frustrating when you get stuck along the way. That's when you loose sight of the goal and not follow through. [...]

You've been home with your new bundle of joy for weeks now, and you are excited to start teaching your baby sign language, but you wonder... "WHEN should I start??". Don't worry. There is really no wrong age to start teaching your baby sign language. Baby sign language is communication tool used to support and enhance spoken language [...]