The Baby Signs Program teaches babies to use simple, easy-to-do gestures for communicating with their parents and caregivers. These gestures or “signs” represent an item or concept, like “cat,” “eat,” or “all gone.”
Using signs gives babies a way to “talk” with their parents, before they can talk. Babies can communicate about the world around them, long before they have mastered their verbal speaking skills!
Babies and toddlers often use signs as a natural part of the communication process. Many babies know how to wave “bye-bye” or use a headshake to mean “no.” The Baby Signs Program can help your baby use lots of other gestures to communicate just as easily as these more common “signs.”
You might even already be using signs without realizing it! If you are singing your child’s favorite songs and nursery rhymes along with finger or hand movements, you are actually helping your child learn signs that can be useful outside the song. Your child may sign back to you when you are eating, getting ready for bed, or walking to the park, or taking a bath or...
The Baby Signs Program is based on the groundbreaking Baby Signs Research which began an international movement to teach hearing babies to use signs. After 20 years of careful study, Baby Signs Researchers proved that using signs actually enhances language, cognitive, and social-emotional development.
The Baby Signs Institute offers parent workshops and classes to teach parents how to use the Baby Signs Program at home. To find out more about classes and products, click on the buttons to the right. You can also visit the Baby Signs Institute to learn more about the research and the benefits of the Baby Signs Program.
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Hello, I'm Maria Jacobs, Independent Certified Instructor of the Baby Signs programs. I am based in Philadelphia's western suburbs and provide classes in Montgomery and Chester counties, and the Main Line - including King of Prussia.
Join the many parents and caregivers who have discovered the joys and benefits of teaching their babies to sign. This has been proven to reduce frustration and tantrums, help babies learn to talk sooner, and promote emotional bonding. In the long run, babies who learn to sign enjoy better communication skills, reading ability, and even higher IQ scores!.
A one time 2 hour long class that teaches parents how to start signing, and includes a Materials Kit..