Baby Sign Language

Baby Sign Language Success

I just have to say thank you to the Signing Time family. My daughter absolutely adores your videos and has taken to signing better than we could have ever hoped for. It became evident to me when my husband was speaking to her and then added the sign for what he was saying. Her face just lit up as if to say, “so I really did get it”. We cannot thank you enough for the joy you’ve brought into our home with an increased ability to communicate with our baby!  Kelly  

One Family’s Story – Sign Language to Law School

One of the most wonderful gifts we get here at Two Little Hands is hearing how sign language has made a difference in families lives. We received this story from a family in Indiana and we had to share it with you. Thank you, Bob, for taking the time to share your story with us. Sign Language at 3, to Law School, to Signing with Grandchildren I wanted to tell you about what happened almost 40 years ago. My wife and I decided to take a signing class at our church. One evening we were eating supper and our first daughter …

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Smart Media Choices for Your Child

Media is pervasive and prevalent in our society. Our job as parents is to teach our children to be wise consumers of media. What your child can and should watch depends on their age and maturity level, but there are some guidelines you can follow at just about any age. What to avoid… No media in a child’s bedroom – keep media use to open family spaces. No live newscasts as these are not geared towards children and may contain graphic and disturbing imagery and words. Don’t allow content that focuses on violence or adult themes. Choose TV stations that do …

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5 Myths Busted About Signing With Your Child

There are some common misconceptions about signing with your child.  We’re going to bust those myths so you can make an educated decision and get started! Myth 1 – There’s a perfect time to start (and we might have missed it):  Parents always ask us if it is too soon or too early to sign with their child. The truth is, American Sign Language (ASL) can be started at any time, just like any other second language. Anytime is a good time to begin signing! Myth 2- There is a perfect way to start signing: The truth is, just like with …

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Why Sign With Your Baby?

Why would I want to sign with my baby? Here are just some of the benefits: With just a few basic signs, you can know if Baby is “hungry”, “thirsty”, wants “milk” or “water”, needs to “sleep”, wants “more”, and the list goes on and on. Provides a bonding experience between parents and baby. Improves confidence and self-esteem. Aids in speech development (most baby signers begin to speak earlier than others who do not sign). Cuts down on tantrums because Baby can tell you what he wants. Signing increases mental development. Learning ASL is teaching your family a second language. It …

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Autism, Failed Hearing Test, and Communication Breakthrough

We appreciate our Signing Time families and we love hearing YOUR stories. We wanted to share this one with YOU! Happy Signing! Thank you for empowering me to communicate more fully with my babies. We started using Signing Time nine years ago when our oldest was 6-months old. It opened the door for understanding each other. By 18-months our son understood, and was using, over 200 signs. Years later, we came to learn that he is on the autistic spectrum. I think one of the reasons I dismissed the possibility of autism was that communication and language were so important to him. …

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Sign Language Success

We at Two Little Hands are grateful for the hundreds of success stories that are shared with us. These stories back the research done on signing with infants and children. Enjoy some of the amazing testimonials we have received. My daughter has been watching Baby Signing Time videos since soon after birth. Learn more on my blog. Now at 2-years-old, she knows many of the signs and really loves the colorful flash cards. I credit the creative songs with helping her pick up vocabulary quickly and teaching American Sign Language to not only her, but my husband and I too. Some of the …

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5 Reasons All Children Should Learn Sign Language

by LeeAnn Mason Baby sign language has lots of benefits and many people are on board with signing with babies. But what about using sign language for children who have developed some spoken language? Should you still sign? While there may naturally not be a need to continue using sign after spoken language emerges, we say stick with it! The benefits are vast. Claire Vallotton, Ph.D. states, “There are many benefits of using signs with students – from as young as preverbal infants, to those in early elementary, all the way to adult students who struggle with reading or those who are learning …

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Gift Guide: Top 10 Fan Picks

Your votes are in! Here are the official top 10 Signing Time gifts for 2017: Signing Time Nursery Rhymes Baby Sign Language System Baby Signing Time Flash Cards TreeSchoolers Science Complete Set All of the Signing Time Products! You can get them digitally at Season 1, Vol. 5 ABC Signs Season 1, Vol. 7: Leah’s Farm Signing Time Christmas Potty Time Complete System Season 2, Vol. 2: Happy Birthday to You Thank you to our Facebook fans who participated in this survey! See selected comments below. We are excited to share the new Signing Time Nursery Rhymes with our children! TreeSchoolers. …

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Baby Sign Language for Better Communication

 Meet Paula Baker, Signing Time Academy Instructor Almost three years ago I found out I was going to be a mother, and naturally, I began to research parenting techniques in hopes of raising a well rounded human. Down I went into the rabbit-hole and quickly discovered that parenting advice is incredibly detailed and varied. However, one piece of advice that remained constant was the need for communication. A child’s desire to be understood is tremendous, almost as important as his/her desire to be loved. Being able to express basic needs, wants, and emotions is so difficult for a non-verbal, and …

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