Baby Signing

Baby Sign Language May Increase Your Bond

One of the many benefits of baby sign language is the increased bond becomes possible between you and your child. How does signing with your baby increase your bond? There are many ways! Today we’re discussing just a few. Using baby sign language will help you to communicate and give you the opportunity to spend more time together—beneficial time forging your bond and learning a new skill together. Bridging the Communication Gap Any thriving relationship needs some level of communication. Good communication leads to a good relationship. However, communicating can be difficult with a baby, and lack of communication can …

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Is Baby Signing Time on Netflix?

  Baby Signing Time is No Longer on Netflix Unfortunately, Baby Sign Language is no longer available through Netflix. When Baby Sign Language was on Netflix, they were only able to carry a small number of our videos—just Signing Time Series 2. But don’t worry, you can still access all of those videos, plus more! Where You Can Watch It Now All of the videos that were available on Netflix plus more is available our site. At MySigningTime.com you can stream ALL of our videos! You can also download videos to your phones and tablets, allowing you to take My …

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Baby Sign Language May Increase Their Self Esteem

The communication pattern that is established early on in your relationship with your child when you learn baby sign language leads to a self-esteem boost for both you and your little one. When we are better able to express ourselves and communicate, we are better able to connect. The value of early communication and the self-esteem boost it leads to is invaluable. Communicating with ease will boost your baby’s confidence. Learning to use baby sign language at a young age will help your child to communicate more effectively. When your little one is better able to communicate their wants and …

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Does Baby Sign Language Reduce Tantrums?

What Causes Tantrums Dealing with tantrums can be overwhelming and disheartening. The frustration and heightened emotions that result from tantrums often bring unintended discord between you and your child. These fits can lead to a lack of sleep, the embarrassment of a public temper tantrum, and more woes that come along with this frustration. But at the heart of most outbursts are the child’s own frustration at their inability to communicate with you. Avoid laughing at or being indifferent with your child as they express their frustration. They are likely trying to communicate with you and don’t understand why they …

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5 Mistakes You’re Making When Signing With Your Baby

By Colleen Brunetti, M.Ed., C.H.C. The decision to sign with your baby is a smart one. In fact, research has shown that signing with children from infancy to right through the time speech develops – and beyond- can contribute to improvements in IQ and language development in amazing ways. But is there a right and wrong way to get started? Here are five common pitfalls families face when signing with Baby. 1. Listening to the nay-sayers: I hear it all the time, “My mother-in-law says she’ll never speak if I sign!” or “My son’s daycare provider says signing delays language! …

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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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