Communication

Do any of you or your baby have experience with sign language? If so, how did you get your baby to learn? I’ve heard it is very helpful with communication skills.

  • Vicki
    Sep 13

    Baby Signing Time. It really works and it really did help his language and communication skills development.

  • Nessa
    Sep 13

    My baby has been signing since 6 months. She is almost 11 months now and signs, milk,all done, cracker, hat, help, eat, more, shoes, please and thank you. Please and thank you don’t happen very often 😂. I think it really helps her communicate what she wants or needs and saves me from guessing!

  • Lauren
    Sep 13

    A huge help!! Our little one started talking very early on and I think signing did help - cut down on the frustration for him. We started when he was about 4 months and repetition is key - he now, at 18 months, signs and speaks 2-3 word sentences concurrently.

  • Elle
    Sep 13

    @Nessa, what guides or resources did you use to teach her ASL?

  • Nessa
    Sep 13

    I’ve watched a lot of baby signing time and we have a book on it. And If I’m stuck I ask my google home how to sign something 🤪

  • Ameena
    Sep 13

    Lol I’ve been watching baby signing time as well with my little one everyday. I think it helps him too because he’s 8 month and he can already know what we r saying. He started signing milk as his first sign but then I’ve been showing him eat and bath and every time I say the word n sign it he gets all excited. I think it’s just amazing how babies can already put two and two together n understand language like that. The kids I babysit watch the show with him and now know so many signs as well and they love it so much.

  • Erica
    Sep 13

    My son says please,thank you, more,milk,,momma,daddy,and done all in sign language since he cant talk yet I just did the signs every time I asked him anything or said please and thank you he still has not gotten into baby signing time but it is a very good program

  • Racheal
    Sep 13

    Sign language helps my daughter communicate with a simple set of words that she understands. I usually YouTube the words I need. I think she's more comfortable talking with her hands when she figure out how to get her mouth to say the words she wants.

  • Mrs. Robinson
    Sep 14

    I actually use sign language in my profession and I knew from the beginning that I would be teaching my son. I sign what I'm saying in general, but I would recommend Baby Einstein (sign language edition). If you search on YouTube Baby Einstein Sign Language it will come up. There are several in the series free online. There is also another serious under Baby Einstein called "Babies Favorite Places" that is in sign language as well. You can learn the signs along with your little one(s). Like hearing children, we speak to our children/child from the womb on even if they do not understand or speak back. Parents that are deaf do the same thing to their children/child but in sign. The receptive (understanding) will come first before the expressive usually. Most do not sign words back until 9 months (ish). I could be before or after. Keep up with it even if it does not seem to be going anywhere. Maybe even turn your voice off sometimes and sign something every now and then. It helps with spelling, expression, emotions, early communication, and forges pathways in the brain early on. I hope that helps and congratulations on wanting to try something new.

  • Beckah
    Sep 16

    I sign to my daughter but she is completely deaf and doesn’t qualify for the implants. I sign the basics to her; I love you, play, ball, turtle, sleep, eat, etc. she responds pretty well I use like 4 apps to teach me though and Signing Time help a lot too