Skip years of frustration for you and your baby as they develop the ability to speak. Give your baby a way to communicate all their needs months before you were expecting their first word.
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Step-by-Step easy to follow videos teaching you the A to Z of signing. If only all aspects of parenting were this simple.
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Sadie is my first child and six years ago Michelle began working on baby sign with her (and me). I had absolutely no experience with baby sign and at first it almost seemed silly to me. Michelle would have me repeat words and signs to Sadie every time she ate or wanted something. My skepticism was fleeting. Once Sadie turned six or seven months old she was starting to communicate her desires in simple signs such as MORE. By ten months old Sadie could express more intricate feelings such as “music, please.” Michelle not only taught Sadie how to sign for basic everyday needs – food, water, milk, play, music, dance – but she also went as far as to teach her how to be polite. People would tell me that baby sign is going to stunt Sadie’s ability to speak. This could not be farther from the truth. Sadie was one of the first talkers amongst her playgroup and constantly awed her pediatrician with her advanced vocabulary.
Michelle is a gifted teacher; children adore her. Michelle is a lot of fun and extremely warm while at the same time she is firm with them. They do not receive their reward without putting in some work. That being said, I could not get over how easy Michelle’s techniques were to implement on my own. Every time she met with us she would expand on what we already learned. It was very exciting because with each visit I knew I was going to receive more and more insight into my baby’s mind. I do not have words to express how invaluable that experience was. Plus, it alleviated so much of Sadie’s frustration because I always knew what she wanted; she had a method to tell me!
I was a nanny for two adorable twin girls when I was introduced to wonderful Michelle and her program. Michelle began working with Perri and Edyn on sign when they where 6 months old. Michelle would have Skype sessions with us. The girls and I loved watching and learning from her. They started quickly to pick up first signs and all I can say: Made the day easier and much more fun.
MORE sign became the helper with food, toys and music. And also PLEASE sign was accepted as a part of every day routine. The girls were communicating not just with me, also with their parents, older sibling and grandparents. It was a family affair and everyone enjoyed it.
They also loved the way she would introduce new sign every time and made us all realize that kids, even at that 9/10 months, are so eager to learn.
Michelle is a wonderful teacher and person. I love her approach to teaching babies and adults and making us realize how important it is to communicate with children from an early age. It took a lot of frustration and crying from them and adults, because now they could be understood and we could meet their needs. It was a great eye opener for me and I can say I have learned so much more about children's psychology from this as well.
Michelle, you know that meeting with us every time made the girls' day so much fun.
Signing provided us the ability to communicate with our son very early on in his development. You could see his excitement the moment he knew that we understood him. Watching your child learn and develop is one of the most thrilling parts of being a parent and knowing that his needs are met is incredibly comforting. The signs he would use most often were MORE, ALL DONE, and MILK. Knowing that he had enough to eat was a relief as I often worried if he had enough milk especially while I was nursing him.
Another incredible part of teaching my child to sign is the impact it had on his verbal skills. Signing combined with verbal communication contributed to his early ability to speak because he more easily associated the sound with the response. Signing has been fun for the whole family. It has been stimulating for my son and has provided my husband and I with an exciting and rewarding direction through what can be challenging moments.
Today, our 2 year-old son speaks beautifully and still throws in a sign every now and then. Thank you Baby Says More™ for giving us the tools to communicate and more deeply connect with our little one.
I started signing with Feli at about 5 months, but he wasn’t signing back at that time. My husband and family were so skeptical of signing, so when I continued using 5 basic signs with him for a few months and didn’t get any signs back from him, I thought that they were right about signing and I discontinued using signs with him. Then at about 11 months, Feli was pulling on my shirt for milk and when I didn’t give it to him right away, he spontaneously used the sign MILK. I was so shocked and began using the 5 basic signs that we had previously used, such as FOOD and CHANGE NAPPY, and Feli remembered them!
If you’re put off at the beginning because you’re not getting anything back, stick with it. I didn’t believe people when they told me to stick with it in the beginning because the signs hadn’t come out and it seemed like Feli didn’t have any interest in signing, but then when they came out [even though I had stopped signing for a short period], Feli remembered the signs a few months later! Seriously, stick with it because it works!
Having signed with two children now, I can definitely say that teaching your children to communicate early on is the best thing ever. They are so capable of being able to sign from a really young age, and to be able to get out their frustration by telling you what they want when they want it. It’s a gift to be able to give your children words before they can express themselves developmentally.
I started with both of my girls at 6 months. They didn’t start signing back until 9 months because the fine motor skills just weren’t their yet, but I could see that they understood and were picking it up. Once they started to sign back, both of them just went their own way. It’s interesting because both of them ended up inventing their own signs. I think that’s fantastic too, because they have their own vocabulary. They invent signs for things they don’t know how to say, namely names of people, such as family members whose names they can’t pronounce.
Maya was a signer, and now she’s 4, so she helps teach Olivia some signs. It’s really funny watching their interactions and how Maya encourages her sister to sign. Signing is a really important step in communication development in young children and we’re really glad we found Michelle and her course, because it’s been a really great experience for us.
Byron developed speech late, but he made up his own signs when he needed to. He’s always been a great communicator. When he needed to communicate something, he would make up signs and sounds to communicate with me. I realized that if I were to teach Mia these signs before she even had that need then it would make the process a lot easier. And it has, it’s made it so much easier. I don’t know if this has helped her to speak earlier, but she started talking more quickly. At nine months she was already saying a lot of words and most of those words were the same as the signs that she already knew (i.e. LECHE, MÁS, WATER, PLEASE, THANK YOU). I think it must have really helped with her speech.
The course was fantastic. When you have 2 kids and no time to read a book or do as much research as you would like, it is easy to look on the Facebook group to review a video that you sent me or go on the site and quickly find the link. You haven’t just been taught about a sign, but instead you’ve listened to it, looked at it on video, and it’s a lot easier to memorize.
Ivy Ana is 16 months old now, and she is still using signs. She started signing independently right before she turned 7 months old. Now she signs all the time, and picks up new signs pretty quickly. I'd guess she probably uses 20 or more signs, and combines them to communicate in 2 or 3 word sentences. She has a few spoken words: dada, mama, hi, baby. Though she can state a couple words, Ivy Ana primarily communicates using baby signs and pointing. The other day she even made up a sign on her own. When I told her that Dada was not home and that he had driven to work, she used a sign that I had never taught her - 'drive' by putting one hand up like it's on the steering wheel. She signed 'Dada drive' and pointed out to the street. It was the cutest and coolest thing ever!