Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Baby Sign Language

We're thinking about trying baby sign language.

There are lots of articles about it on the internet. I think all of the ones we have read recommend it. Most of the articles state you can start teaching basic words at 6 months of age. The big debate over using baby sign language is whether you should use American Sign Language or sign language just created for babies.

Has anyone had any experiences using it?


Eli said...

One of my good friends used sign language with her two kids. I was always amazed how they were able to understand and sign simple things themselves as early as 6-7 months old. Her youngest just turned one and can let her mom know when she's hungry or needs her diaper changed...without crying. :) It's amazing. Good luck with everything!

the parents said...

thanks for the information. once the babies are born and we can try it, we'll let everyone know how it's working

Anonymous said...

I used it with my daughter and it was amazing. I used American Sign Language because I wanted to continue to teach her. At age 2 she was signing over 200 signs. She could tell us when she needed tylenol for her teeth, when she was tired, when she was hungry and what she wanted to eat or do. It was well worth the time and effort.