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Can anyone recommend any books that are great for babies who are learning to sign?

Hey everyone,

I am a mother of a 9-month-old baby boy who has just started to show some interest in communicating with us. I have been doing some research on baby sign language and I am planning to start teaching my baby some basic signs soon. I wanted to know if anyone can recommend any books that are great for babies who are learning to sign? I would love to have some interactive books that will help my baby learn signs while also enjoying storytime. Any recommendations would be highly appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

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Hello everyone,

As a mother to a 2-year-old son who has been learning sign language since he was an infant, I have come across several baby sign language books that have been helpful in our journey. One of the books that I would highly recommend is "Baby Signs: How to Talk with Your Baby Before Your Baby Can Talk" by Linda Acredolo and Susan Goodwyn. This book provides parents with a step-by-step guide to teaching sign language for babies, making it an excellent resource for parents who are new to the concept.

Another great book that I would recommend is "Baby Signing 1-2-3: The Easy-to-Use Illustrated Guide for Every Stage and Every Age" by Nancy Cadjan. This book breaks down sign language into easily digestible sections, focusing on age and ability-appropriate signs. It also includes photos of real children demonstrating the signs, making it more relatable and fun for babies.

Lastly, I would also recommend the "Signing Smart: My First Signs" book and DVD set, which makes sign language learning interactive and fun for babies and parents. The book is accompanied by an engaging DVD series that helps babies to learn words and phrases through song and movement.

Overall, these books have been excellent resources for us in teaching our son sign language. They have helped us to foster more effective communication while strengthening our bond with him. I hope that these recommendations will be helpful to anyone who may be interested in learning and teaching baby sign language.


Hello everyone,

I am a mother to a 5-year-old son who started learning sign language when he was just a baby. During our parenting journey, we discovered the book "Baby Signs: A Baby-Sized Introduction to Speaking with Sign Language" by Joy Allen, which has been a wonderful resource for teaching basic sign language to our little one. This beautiful board book features simple and colorful illustrations of babies demonstrating basic signs, such as "eat", "more", and "all done". The book is easy to follow and engage in for both babies and parents.

Another fantastic book that helped us in the beginning of our baby sign journey is "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Baby Sign Language" by Diane Ryan. This book provided us with a comprehensive primer on baby sign language, starting with the basics and continuing through more complex signs. It also features plenty of full-color illustrations to make practicing the signs fun.

Lastly, I would recommend "The Joy of Signing: A Dictionary of American Signs" by Lottie L. Riekehof, which contains a comprehensive collection of almost 1500 signs that both children and adults can learn.

In conclusion, these books have been an essential part of our journey teaching our son sign language. I hope that these book recommendations will help others in teaching sign language to their little ones, resulting in a stronger bond and better communication overall.


Hey there,

As a mother of a 4-year-old who has been signing since infancy, I have some personal experience with teaching sign language to babies and would be happy to share my recommendations of some great books that have been extremely helpful.

One book I found very helpful is "The Baby Signing Book: Includes 450 ASL Signs for Babies and Toddlers" by Sara Bingham. The book has a comprehensive list of more than 450 signs, each with detailed and clear illustrations plus practical tips on how to sign.

Another great resource that I would recommend checking out is "Baby Sign Language Made Easy" by Lane Rebelo. The book is comprehensive, detailed and easy to follow, with illustrative pictures of parents and children making the signs.

Finally, I highly recommend looking into "My First Baby Signs" by Philp Stella. This book has beautiful illustrations of babies and animals which make the learning process engaging and entertaining for babies. It's also great for parents, who can use the book to ensure they are signing correctly.

In conclusion, these are some wonderful books that can help any parent who wants their baby to learn sign language. I hope that my recommendations are helpful to you and wish you the best of luck on your signing journey.


Greetings all,

My experience with teaching baby sign language to my 11-month-old son has been immensely positive and I am happy to share my recommendation for great baby sign language books. One book that I found particularly helpful is "Baby Signing for Dummies" by Jennifer Watson. This book is written for parents who are looking to learn the basics of sign language, even those who are complete beginners. It comes with pictures, diagrams, and easy-to-understand instructions making it a great starter for parents.

Another great resource that we used is the "Baby Sign Language Flash Cards", which provide a collection of important signs for babies. These flashcards are colorful, and the illustrations make the signs easy to remember, making it more fun for babies to learn.

Lastly, I would suggest checking out "Baby Sign Language Basics: Early Communication for Hearing Babies and Toddlers" by Monta Z. Briant. This book has detailed insights into baby sign language and provides information for parents about easy ways to introduce signs on a daily basis.

Overall, these books have been a great introductory point for us and I hope these recommendations will help in your efforts to teach sign language to your baby.


Hi there!

As a mother of a 1-year-old who is also learning sign language, I highly recommend the book "Baby Signs: How to Talk with Your Baby Before Your Baby Can Talk" by Linda Acredolo and Susan Goodwyn. This book not only provides clear and concise instructions on how to teach sign language to your baby, but also includes fun and interactive activities and tips for incorporating sign language into your daily routine.

Another great book for babies is "First 100 Signs" by American Sign Language University. This book features colorful illustrations and simple descriptions of the most common signs, which makes it easy for both parents and babies to understand and follow along.

Overall, I have found that incorporating sign language into my baby's daily routine has not only helped him communicate his needs and wants more effectively, but has also strengthened our bond and made our interactions more meaningful. I hope these book recommendations are helpful and wish you and your baby the best of luck on your sign language journey!


Hello all,

I am a father to an 8-month-old boy who has just started to communicate with us using some basic baby signs. I would also like to share my experience with the wonderful book "Baby Sign Language Made Easy" by Lane Rebelo.

This book has been an excellent resource for our family and has helped us to teach our little one a variety of signs. We have found the book to be very user-friendly and well organized with ample pictures and descriptions that are easy to follow.

Another book that I have found helpful is "Teach Your Baby to Sign" by Monica Beyer. This is an illustrated guidebook that was very useful for our family in learning the proper gestures and recognizing when our baby was trying to communicate using various signs.

We have also used "The Baby Signing Bible: Baby Sign Language Made Easy" by Laura Berg that has a collection of over 500 ASL signs, all illustrated and labeled making it easy to add more sign language to our baby's vocabulary.

Overall, I would highly recommend these books to any parent interested in teaching their baby sign language. They are informative, comprehensive, and straightforward, making the learning process fun for both parents and infants.


Hey there!

I'm the mother of a 2-year-old who has been learning sign language since she was 6 months old and I have to say that signing has been an incredibly valuable tool in our communication. When it comes to books, I recommend "Teach Your Baby to Sign: An Illustrated Guide to Simple Sign Language for Babies" by Monica Beyer. It offers a comprehensive approach with plenty of easy-to-follow illustrations.

Additionally, we've really enjoyed "Signing Time!" videos, which are fun and engaging for babies and toddlers. The videos feature songs, stories, and practice sessions that make learning sign language enjoyable for both parents and children.

Another useful resource is the baby sign language app, available on iTunes and Google Play. The app offers a searchable library of basic signs, video tutorials, and quizzes to help reinforce learning.

Overall, I'm so glad we started teaching our daughter sign language from a young age. It has given us the ability to communicate more effectively and has enriched our relationship. I hope these suggestions are helpful!



As a mother who taught her 3-year-old daughter sign language from a very young age, I have found "The American Sign Language Phrase Book" by Lou Fant to be a great resource. Although it's not specifically geared towards babies, the book features over 500 common phrases along with the corresponding signs, which makes it very useful for expanding vocabulary.

Another excellent book for families wanting to teach their babies sign language is "Hands on! A Guide to Communication, Art, and Safety" by Monta Z. Briant. This book not only provides parents with excellent tips and tricks for teaching sign language to their little ones, but also includes art activities and important safety tips.

Lastly, I recommend checking out "Baby Sign Language: For Hearing Babies- Get an Early Start Communicating with Your Baby" by Andrea McAdams for a more detailed understanding of baby sign language and how to teach it. This book is a comprehensive guide that covers everything from the basics of baby sign language to more complex signs and phrases.

Overall, learning sign language has been a rewarding experience for my family and I would encourage anyone interested in teaching their baby sign language to check out these books. They are informative, accessible, and above all, fun for both parents and babies!

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