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Great Way to Get Started with Baby Signs
on November 15, 2005
I recommend using this book as a way to get your baby started with signing. To understand the idea behind baby signing and ideas for other signs to try, you need the full Baby Signs book. This little board book is engaging and colorful and a great way to introduce signing to your baby.
We started using a few signs and reading this book with our son at about 8 or 9 months. He loved this book, though at first he just looked and didn't try to use any signs. Then, suddenly one day at about 10 months, like a light switch going on, he did every sign in the book! From there he took off with signing and within a few months, used over 50 signs to communicate, including combining signs into 2-3 word "sentences".
It was amazing and I cannot now imagine not being able to communicate before he could talk. My son is 3 now and an extremely verbally fluent child - I think his early experience in communicating with signs was a big factor in this. This book was a helpful way to get started. I think a key thing to remember with signing is that it's a fun interaction between you and your baby - it doesn't matter if they do the signs exactly as in the book, you can make up your own signs or do whatever works for you!