Baby Signing

Advantages of Teaching Baby Sign Language – Infographic

Why use signs with babies who can hear just fine? Did you know that children generally start signing between 8-11 months old? Many babies even start signing at 6 months! You can start signing with your baby as soon as he or she is born. Babies and parents receive so many benefits from teaching and learning baby sign language. In this infographic below, we wanted to highlight a few of the many advantages to teaching your baby sign language. Have you seen these in your own life? What other benefits of baby sign language have you experienced? Please share this …

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Celebrity Baby Signers – They’re Just Like You!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Colleen Brunetti, M.Ed., C.H.C. Have you ever picked up one of those grocery store magazines and flipped through to the “Celebrities – they’re just like us!” sections? It’s hard not to roll your eyes. Until my entourage gets in line to fix my hair and fetch my tea, I don’t feel like the celebrities in those magazines are much like me! But there are some real similarities when you look for them. I’d say it is pretty safe to say that celebrity parents who have children love them fiercely just like you and I love ours, and they want the …

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3 Signs to Teach Babies First

The 3 Signs to Teach Babies First… Sometimes we wish our babies would come to us with full vocabularies and understanding enough of the world to know how to express their needs and wants. Obviously, it doesn’t work that way and when we stop to think about it, we would miss out on all of the precious moments of discovery that bring us closer to our children. I guess what we really want is to speed up the time between those discoveries. We want to make life easier on us and them by closing the gap in our communication. Sign Language …

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5 Myths About Signing With Your Child

By Colleen Brunetti, M.Ed., C.H.C. We’re so happy you’ve decided to start signing with your child! The decision to do so often comes with lots of questions, and maybe even a few misconceptions. Let’s bust some of the myths about signing with children so you can have the best experience possible. Myth 1 – There’s a perfect time to start (and we might have missed it!): Parents of infants always ask when the “best” time to start signing might be. They worry they are starting too soon, or too late. Parents of children who are talking think it is definitely …

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Exclusive Baby Signing Time Class with Rachel Coleman!

Rachel Coleman is teaching a series of Baby Signing Time classes.   Take advantage of this rare opportunity! Apply now, or see class details below. In this exclusive 4-week Baby Signing Time class, you and your child will sing, sign, and learn with the Emmy-nominated host of Signing Time, Rachel Coleman! Dates:  July  8, 15, 22, & 29 Time:   10:00 – 10:45 am Place:  Midvale, Utah Cost:   $35 per class + $9.95 minimum material fee Total:  $149.95 Apply Now Who can participate? This class is intended for children 4 years of age or younger. However, if your child …

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The Power of the Spoken Word: Why Talking With Your Baby Sets the Stage for Language Success

By Colleen Brunetti, M.Ed., C.H.C.   As your baby grows, their receptive language (what they can understand) will develop more quickly than their expressive language (what they can express with words or signs). It is in these early months that you really want to start capitalizing on the engagement that comes with receptive language.   Words communicated to baby are crucial to language development. Studies have shown that it is vitally important that babies hear a vast array of spoken language, even from day one.  In fact, breakthrough work in one study, resulted in a book entitled Meaningful Differences: Children …

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Ellie Doing Her First 100 Signs – A Baby Signing Time Success

Daily we receive mail, emails, and social media messages containing stories and testimonials. We love hearing the difference that early communication is making for families around the world. Many parents share that by learning to communicate earlier, the “terrible twos” are not so terrible – children can use a sign instead of throwing a tantrum to express their needs. We want to thank Josh for sharing his video of Ellie who is almost 15-months old doing her first 100 Signs. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d2Dpq6eny0&hl=en_US&version=3] We have great resources to help you and your child on your communication journey. Baby Signing Time Video Guide …

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Get the most out of Signing Time with these free support materials!

We are committed to making American Sign Language (ASL) available and accessible to all children. With this in mind, we have created several free resources to help parents, teachers, and professionals get the most out of our Signing Time products. Baby Signing Time Video Guide 5-minute video guide to help you boost your child’s language development through everyday interactions. Signing Success Guide Web page with tips for how to start signing with children of all ages and abilities. Progress Charts Checklists for the signs taught in Baby Signing Time and Signing Time. Resources Page Song lyrics, coloring pages, crafts, activities and …

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March Hand-y Craft: Feelings Flip Book

Create, Learn, and Play! It is important for children to recognize and understand feelings. Our curriculum includes ways to express feelings, and can be found in Preschool and Child Care Program Volume 4, Unit 3 – Can you Feel It?; Classroom Edition Unit 4 – Feelings; Baby Signing Time -Let’s Be Friends; and Signing Time DVD – Family, Feelings and Fun. Create this fun flip book to help your children learn about feelings. Download directions Download other Signing Time Hand-y Crafts Additional Resources Signing Time Preschool and Child Care Program Signing Time Classroom Edition Baby Signing Time Let’s Be Friends …

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