How To Get Your Baby Started With Baby Sign right now…
Getting started with baby sign language is so simple, you will only need a few signs, so lets get you started! Start off with our list of the top ten basic baby signs. Once your babybegins to sign back, ensure you give them lots and lots of praise and encouragement. Once the initial signs are mastered, you can expand their baby sign language vocabulary. Asyour baby gets more advanced you can teach them signs, using more advanced words or phrases.
You start with teaching your baby very simple signs. As your baby gets better at signing you can add more to increase their vocabulary. As they learn to say the word, you willnotice the signs falling out of use and your baby transitioning to speaking.
Here are FIVE Simple Steps You need to Successfully teach your baby sign Language
- Use my top 10 selection signs as a guideline to select between 2 and 5 signs. First you must say the word, then, Repeat – Repeat – Repeat. Demonstrate the sign both clearly and naturally EVERYTIME.
- Show the sign in relation to what you are doing i.e. eating, diaper change, bottle or teddy bear etc.
- Always praise and encourage your baby, even if their first attempt to make the sign is not accurate, “believe me they try but initially they may get it wrong”
- Use the baby sign language when you read or even when you sing with your baby, this will stimulate your baby’s interest in the book you are reading or the song you are singing.
- Watch your baby and see what interests them, use signs for objects and situations that appeal to them. This is a sure way to get quick amazing results with your baby.
Keep it super simple KISS, start with the basics when your baby learns a couple of signs, they start to get it really quickly, and you can then progress at an even steady pace. Youcan start to add about two to three new signs per week, which is an average pace.