Toddler Sign LanguageI started using simple signs when I cared for a child who called her cup a "night-night". I tried everything to get her out of the habbit. I thought if I could get her to sign the word "cup" that would be acceptable. While I was at it, I learned a few other simple signs: please, thank you, cracker, cup, eat, more, etc.
At the time I cared for several children who were barely speaking yet. On the first day when I intoduced the sign language to the children something amazing happened; they all signed the words AND spoke them! It actually encouraged the children to speak. I have used sign language with all children ever since.
The little girl never said the word "cup" before she left my care, but she would sign it and that's all I asked.
ASL University Online curriculum resource for American Sign Language students, instructors, interpreters, and parents of deaf children. Includes Baby's first 100 ASL signs. Signing Time Signing Time is a sign language video series for hearing infants and children that teaches them basic American Sign Language (ASL) in a fun and memorable way. Big kids and grown-ups love it too! Baby Sign Language ree baby sign language flash cards are a valuable teaching aide to help you develop the signing vocabulary of a more advanced baby. Apples4theteacher.com Printable ASL Fingerspelling Flash Cards. Your Local Library The library has many books to check out, both for adults and board books for toddlers.