Baby Sign Language (BSL): Online Training
Teach Your Baby to Sign:
Our exclusive series of 5 instructional videos are based on our popular Baby Sign Language (BSL) workshop. Families who are not based in New York can now ‘attend' our workshop from the comfort of their homes. In these videos, you will learn all the key information about how to get started, your child’s learning process, the signs most relevant to babies, effective teaching strategies, and a few fun songs and activities.
You’ll learn the signs for More, All Done, Milk, Food, Water, Drink, Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, Help, Change, Diaper, Book, Music, Book, Music, Hug/Love, Please, Thank You, and more. Get started with the Shake and Stop songs for your first two signs and progress with the “More Eating” song, which you can modify to introduce a number of signs.
We got a group of families together and shot a full workshop, segments of which are included in the videos. All signs are clearly demonstrated by Deaf people, the process is highlighted by home videos of babies signing, and you’ll hear from other families who have used BSL successfully. We can’t make it any easier than this. Enjoy!
Subscribe to the videos, and you can email Signing Up any time with questions to receive one-on-one support from Melissa. We want to make sure you baby becomes a signing pro!
1 Year Subscription Only $14.99
"After 2 classes he was signing “More” and in 3 weeks he stopped screaming at dinnertime and started signing “All done”. I wish we had started earlier."
Ana Silva, Harry’s mom
See What Each video Covers
Video 1: Intro to BSL. The why, what, and when of signing.- Overview of the videos.
- Meet Melissa.
- What is Baby Sign Language?
- Why do we use it?
- When to start?
- Best signs to start with.
- A song to get you started with BSL.
Video 2: Learn the most important signs for life with baby.- More than 20 priority signs to teach baby
(demonstrated by Deaf people)
- A simple song to help you teach signs.
Video 3: How your child learns signs and how you can best teach them.- The child's process in learning signs.
- Your strategies to teach signs.
Fine motor skill development and BSL; know what to look for in your child’s version of a sign.- Approximations; how your child's fine motor
skills affect their way of signing.
- Identifying a baby's signs.h signs.
Video 5: What the research says and helpful hints.- A few more helpful hints.
- Activities to help you sign.
- Research on BSL.
Bonus Feature Workshop- A quick review of a Baby Sign workshop.
Interview with James & Katie
Full interview with Katie and James, who used sign with their now 3-year old son Henry.
Interview with Lisa
Interview with Lisa, who used sign with her now 3-year old son Sammy, who had a speech delay.