parent that has ever attempted to console their crying baby understands the
frustration if they are unable to help their baby.
For example, suppose your baby wants her favorite teddy bear but is unable to
tell you this with words and is unable to point to her bear because it is not
in sight. Because she has no other means to tell you what she wants, she begins
to cry. So you begin to guess. Perhaps she is hungry, thirsty, has wet diapers,
too cold, too warm, etc. If you finally guess that she wants her bear then you
are both happy. If you never guess what she wants, you are both left extremely
But what if your baby could make the sign for bear? You would simply go and get
the bear. You and your baby would then be satisfied and a great deal of wasted
time and frustration would be avoided.
Baby Sign Language Strengthens the Bond Between You and Your Baby
The ability to communicate is one of the most important bonds between any two people. Teaching baby sign language provides babies with the ability to communicate before they can speak and strengthens the bond of love and trust between you and your baby.
You are likely to feel closer to your baby once she begins to speak
because she can now communicate with you.
If she can communicate with you
earlier, then the bond between the two of you will be strengthen earlier. Each
time your baby uses a sign and you respond, you share a common world of
perceptions and experiences and the connection between you and your baby
Teaching baby sign language to your baby allows you to share your baby's world without waiting for her to speak.
You are likely to be surprised by what your baby sees, hears and feel. She is
looking at the world for the first time.