I found My First Signs while looking for baby shower prezzies for some friends of mine. I think this is a genius idea. It makes sense that babies would be able to sign before speaking. If monkeys can do it we must be able too right? Infants “find” their fingers and toes long before they can speak and sometimes without knowing it they use signs to convey messages to you. This is a useful learning tool for the entire family. The sooner your child can communicate with you the better. I love the idea of teaching your baby sign language. It can help them in the future as well.
Children are able to communicate by signing before they develop the skills necessary for speech. By teaching simple sign language to children from as young as eight months, we can help them to convey their emotions and their needs, as well giving them a valuable head start in their social and intellectual development.
My First Signsis beautifully illustrated by Annie Kubler with 12 pages of basic baby signs for such words as milk, more, hot, potty, all done, and much more. Signing to your baby can help you and your child communicate effectively, thereby lessening frustration levels at both ends. What’s more, you’ll be surprised how easy it is for you and your baby to begin to “talk” to each other.