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Anyone Have and Good DVD Suggestions to Learn Sign Language for Baby???

Hi! I have a few books on sign language as communication for babies, but I think I would like to try a DVD so we can both watch and learn. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Baby Einstein "First Signs" with Marlee Matlin is wonderful! I've been consistently teaching her myself since she was 6 months old. She's now 15 months and she astounds people with her communication and signing. I learned from the DVD and taught her. Now she signs along with it, she LOVES it! Good luck.

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S.,

I love the Signing Time DVDs. www.signingtime.com I've used them with both of my boys. It was especially helpful with my first who has autism and is language delayed. They are great DVDs, and the format is really easy to learn and they are NOT annoying like many DVDs geared towards kids. I've got volumes 1-9 but I would think most folks would be fine with volumes 1-3. First Signs, Everyday Signs and Playtime Signs. If you are looking for basic toddler communication, those will do it.

:-)T.

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"Signing Time" are a wonderful series of DVD's! A friend of mine, Nicole Unwinski, is an authorized distributor. Her website is www.littlebubblets.com, e-mail ____@____.com.

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N.
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Hi S.
I am British, so only know of the UK place that does this, but I'm sure if you contact them, they can help you find the American version... www.singandsign.com

Good luck!
C. x

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We LOVE signing time brand dvds. SigningTime.com

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Baby Einstein "First Signs" with Marlee Matlin is wonderful! I've been consistently teaching her myself since she was 6 months old. She's now 15 months and she astounds people with her communication and signing. I learned from the DVD and taught her. Now she signs along with it, she LOVES it! Good luck.

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"Signing Time" are a wonderful series of DVD's! A friend of mine, Nicole Unwinski, is an authorized distributor. Her website is www.littlebubblets.com, e-mail ____@____.com.

Sincerely,
N.
www.sdcakelady.com

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S.,

I love the Signing Time DVDs. www.signingtime.com I've used them with both of my boys. It was especially helpful with my first who has autism and is language delayed. They are great DVDs, and the format is really easy to learn and they are NOT annoying like many DVDs geared towards kids. I've got volumes 1-9 but I would think most folks would be fine with volumes 1-3. First Signs, Everyday Signs and Playtime Signs. If you are looking for basic toddler communication, those will do it.

:-)T.

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Hi S.. I didn't stop to read any other suggestions, so forgive me if I'm being redundant. We used the Signing Times series that we checked out from the library. There's at least 12 different DVDs that they've released that I'm aware of. It was developed by a Utah-based Mom who has a deaf daughter. It features children of all races and abilities, so there's some teachable moments around those topics, as well. We signed with our son using these videos, and he probably mastered several hundred signs/words before age 2. Good luck! J.

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Signing Time. My 2nd child refused to use sign language, but after watching this video, if asked, he can show me all of the signs. I even like to watch it. SUPER easy and you'll be signing in no time.

There is a TV show called "Signing Time" on one of the public television stations. The host is Rachel and the two kids are Alex and Lea. One is hearing impaired, the other is not. It is the most engaging sign language instructiton I have seen. Each episode has a theme like family, school, food, etc.
I don't know if it's available on DVD but you could record in on your DVR. I think it's on early Sunday mornings.

Baby Signing Time. You will be trying to get the songs out of your head all day...but the little one's love it!

we have used the baby einstein - my first signs - one with our son. he is 14 months and LOVES it. He knows all the signs and is learning to say the words as well. it has been really great.

There's a show called Signing Time on PBS that's great. Really good!

On PBS, they have a show called "Signing Time" which is really great, and I've watched it with my kids. I prefer this better than the Baby Einstein series. AND, since the show is on PBS... all you have to do is record it, and then you don't have to buy it. You can just record as many as you want, and then you have a whole "library" of it on your TV. In our State, this show is usually on Saturdays. So just check to see when it is on in your city.

Here is a link for it:
http://www.signingtime.com/
And you can get many baby sign language materials here.

I taught both my kids sign language from when they were babies. Babies catch on fast. But I"ve found that just doing it with them, everyday, and at every moment you think about it, it really what works best. Because then, it is not just "passive" watching... it is doing it in conjunction WITH an action. This is how they learn and learn to correlate the "sign" to the object or activity.

The MAIN thing is, you have to do it consistently. Because babies and children learn by repetition.

In any activity you do, or book you read, you make the "sign" for the object or action. ie: For example: you are getting milk for your baby...so you SAY the word "milk" while simultaneously making the sign language for "milk" etc. Or, you are reading a book and pointing to a frog... so you SAY the word frog, while making the "sign" for it at the SAME time.

Or say your baby needs help with something...so you say "Help?" while at the same time making the "sign" for "help."
Same thing for "please..."

I have found, that it is also VERY useful to teach a baby/child "functional" words, instead of just nouns. ie: "help," "more," "please," "stop," "come," "finished," "eat," "hungry," "drink," "sleep", etc. This way, they can actually tell you what they NEED, versus just pointing to something. And, this aids in communication... and helps them to actually "tell" you what they want. My son used "functional" sign language words, more than he used nouns... and it really really helped, and lessened any frustration for both him and us as Parents.

Good luck,
Susan

Hands down Signing time w/Alex and Leah. I started signing w/Jonah when he was 6 mths and stopped our of frustration that he wasn't catching on and then picked it back up when he was a year. When we get home we play outside and then come inside for an hour of signing times. He knows abc's foods, some animals, colors. He picks up on signs I don't.When we go to grocery store we name the items there. When the opportunity presents itself we take it. One day I might need to tell him something by scolding or an emergency or private - its good to know. However, he refuses to communicate w/me using ASL when I need him too. He rather tantrum. Which defeats my purpose but I still stick with it for its benefits. We had a play date w/ a 10 mth old girl who signed milk when she was hungry. Girls I believe are faster grasping. Check out local libraries too, I've seen the dvd there as the dvd's are about 20bucks and they have many volumes. My son especially likes the appropriate songs and you can print them out on the website along w/other activities and other learning aids. Its cleans they have cartoons and they go over the signs at least 3 times so u and ur child will "get it"

Just like all the other moms...Baby Signing Time. I actually got the 2 DVD/2 CD set Volume One and Two on Ebay...new and about $20 cheaper than from their website. We have had them for about a month and watch one a day. My daughter has learned sooo many signs from those, on her own! She surprises me with a new one every other day!

my daughter loves the baby einstines my first signs dvd it goes over basic signs for babies and toddlers. there are other signing movies for babies i know target has a few. good luck!

YES!!
We LOVE, LOVE www.signingtime.com. They have the BEST stuff... my son started signing at 8 months because he had been watching the DVD's for 3 months!! Good Luck and have fun with it!

Baby Signing Time! They just came out with two more in their series so now they have four I think. Then she can graduate to Signing Time which has two series. Great job for wanting to learn.

Signing Time!!! with Rachel Coleman, and Alex and Leah...

I accidentally found it when my baby was about 1 or 2 months old. We watched the half hour program almost every weekday and when she was 5 months old she started signing for "eat." She's 10 months old now. Since then she signs "dirty" for dirty diaper, her own combination of "mother" and "eat" for what we call "mama's milk" (breastfeeding), and "kitchen." She tries to sign other things I think, just based on her look of concentration and hand movements. I just don't know what.

Signing Time is no longer broadcast on TV but we have borrowed the videos from the library and I hope to buy some for her for Christmas. I am thrilled with the program!!!

We use the baby Einstein series and my son really enjoys it. He now makes the signs as he watches it.

Signing Time. You can find their DVDs & CDs on their website (signingtime.com) and on amazon.com. They also have a series called Baby Signing Time geared towards babies. Signing Time also appears on PBS on Sundays.

My daughter and I always loved watching Signing Time. It was great having her communicate with us before she had words. She did the essentials; milk, eat, thirsty, play, etc. Anyways, go to http://www.signingtime.com and check out their DVDs. Otherwise, I just recorded the shows on the DVR.

My grandson son has learned tons of sign language from the Baby Signing Time videos. They star one lady and her kids.

I used the signing times DVD's when my son was about 12mos old and he is 3 and still remembers the signs. The idea is to repeatedly use the signs with the child so you have to learn them too!

C.~

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Try the Signing Time series. They're easy, fun and have great songs.

Congrats on deciding to sign with your baby - you will both be very happy you did!!

Best of luck to you and your precious little girl!

Hi S.-
I am a Sign Language Interpreter and also a mother of 4.5 year old twin boys. I would most definitely recommend Signing Time. I'm not sure if you've seen the program on TV but the DVDs are just like the show on TV. If you haven't seen it, you should check it out. They have a website that gives you the info of when it is aired. The website also shows all the DVDs available. They start from infants on up. Each DVD has a theme of signs they focus on. My boys love it! It's very colorful, they sign songs and you see other kids signing as well. The website is www.signingtime.com Also you can go to www.signingtimekids.com which gives you more resources for teachers etc. It's really cool because you can print worksheets and games off the site. These DVDs are also proven helpful to kids with disabilities. Check it out and see if you like it. Take from an Interpreter for the Deaf, you'll love it. Enjoy! V. Alderete

You can buy "Signing Time" dvds from PBS.com or simply log onto www.signingtime.com. I first became familiar with the show when I was flipping through my cable channels and it's a really great show. The host of the show is a mom with a deaf daughter, named Leah, who is also on the show along with her cousin, Alex. They use ASL, they sing and tell stories, and there is lots of signing throughout the whole episode with kids of all ages doing the signing. You might want to also check gymboree.com. We took our son to the six week signing class and had a great time. It gave him a chance to interact with other babies and gave us some quality playtime with him as well, both my husband and I really enjoyed it. I hope the suggestions help. Baby sign language really does work...our son became familiar with the signs we used most and now his baby sitter is studying up on baby sign language! Good luck!

Since you will be learning one or a few signs at once I recommend this website for you:

http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/aslweb/browser.htm

It is like an online ASL dictionary with a person signing for you repeatedly so you can copy it. I love this site when I want to pick up a new sign. Good luck & enjoy communicating!

"Signing Time" is a great DVD...it used to be a show on PBS but I haven't seen it for a few months now. My 5 month old (at the time) loved to watch it...lots of kids and music...it's really good!

www.siginingtime.com We found these DVDs to be more than super!!!

There is a show on TV called Signing Time that my 2-year-old has loved for the past year. He has learned a lot of his signs from that and the Baby's 1st Signs Baby Einstein video.

Hi, you might look into Signing time on PBS. They have a website, and sell books, flashcards, dvds, etc.
Good luck. N.

Signing Times is great! My now 3 year old used to watch the show daily and learned fast from it. It is on PBS. They also have a website where you can order DVDs.

SIGNING TIME! The ones on PBS are NOT as good as the ones you can buy on Amazon or their site, for younger kids. My son knew almost 300 signs by 21 months and we never taught him any of them. He watched a video with each meal, so three times a day. We have like 13 different volumes. One on farm animals, one on vegetables, etc. LOVE them! They are so good for the kids!

Signing Time! Absolutely 100% by far the BEST Sign Language program for kids AND adults!

The program creator, Rachel Coleman's daughter is deaf and she and her sister wanted to create a way to help family and friends be better able to communicate with Leah (her daughter). This desire grew into an amazing program with tonsof beautiful songs and great shows. They also developed baby Signing Time with all the children being under 3 and it having the most relevant igns for baby. I'd start there and move on. We've been using Sign Language with our 3.5 year old since she was 13 months. She LOVES it and knows over 400 signs and talks as well...it is her second language that she learned first! now our 10 month old is starting to learn his first signs and he's up to about 8 signs so far.

you can find the products on signingtime.com. Good luck!

I only discovered Signing Time recently, and I do love it. When my daughter was a baby, however, we used Talking Hands by Baby Genius. Some of the reviews on Amazon criticize this DVD because the people demonstrating the signs aren't very expressive with their faces, but my daughter learned every single word on the DVD (around 50) and has not stopped learning sign language since! It's also good because it introduces concepts like "please" and "thank you" visually, so they're not just learning signs. Here's a link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0000CBL9L/ref=sr_...

I think you will enjoy learning sign language as much as your daughter will. I know I have!

Oh my goodness, do I know a great site to buy sign language DVDs for not only babies, but also for kids!!! It's www.signingtime.com!! My kids LOVE it! I was a getting my degree in deaf communications in college before I had my kids, then I had to drop out to raise my little munchkins. But these DVDs are THE BEST!!!! The woman who owns the company has a deaf daughter who teaches the signs on the DVDs! So it's actually partly taught by the children so it's so much more fun for kids to watch. And it has bright, fun colors and songs! I think you'll love them! It's actual sign language, not that "baby sign" that some people are teaching. My 4 kids love them and they are ages 8, 5, 3, and 1.

Enjoy!!!
N.

Hi S.,

My DS loved this one, and it taught him some signs which was really helpful because he really didn't start talking til he was 2 1/2. It's called "My Baby Can Talk--first signs".

http://www.amazon.com/My-Baby-Can-Talk-First/dp/B0002KJJH...

Hi I have a degree in Deaf Studies and the best one I have seen is on PBS called Signing Time. Kids pick it up easy as well as parents, also they use both Deaf and hearing children as models. Beware though the grammar is not always in American Sign Language.

All of the "baby signing times" are very good. My son watched them and learned every sign. Have fun communicating!

My son is currently taking (3 yrs) ASL so I know of what I
speak. Try PBS store as they used to have a show called signing time and that works pretty good. Let me know if that doesn't work

Hi S., I have been using Baby Signing Time with my son and he loves it!!! It is made just for babies and toddlers. My husband and I also enjoy it as well. Go to www.signingtime.com

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