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October 04, 2005

Online Baby Signs Dictionary

I was just reading beulah land, one of the many daddy blogs that I now check out daily, and he had links to this site that I had never seen before but was exactly what I was looking for:

Born2Sign online sign dictionary: http://www.signwithme.com/

It includes a ton of signs, each with a little video and a detailed description of the hand motion.

I have now removed this book/DVD combo from my Amazon Wish List! $32.97 and some paper saved! ;)

Now I gotta start memorizing them all (I have time...the baby isn't even here yet! btw, due date is exactly one week from today...c'moooon-BABY!).

Posted by patata at October 4, 2005 08:53 AM

Comments

Try Signing Time (http://www.signingtime.com/), they're fantastic

It worked for The Bean-- she uses over 150 signs.

Posted by: Anonymous at October 5, 2005 07:39 AM

two other online dictionaries that are useful:

http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/aslweb/browser.htm
http://www.aslpro.com/ (this one's our favorite, Mr. Boy loves to sit at the computer and watch the lady do a sign over and over)

And Bean's dad is right, the Signing Times videos/DVDs rock, they hold a child's attention much better than Baby Einstein and the catchy songs are great for kids to get into learning and practicing their signs. Since you're planning on teaching GuidoJack English and Italian, signing will likely save your sanity, as bilingual kids tend to speak later than their monolingual counterparts. Oh, and you should learn as many signs as you can and use them as part of your usual interaction with the baby but really focus on consistently using "milk", "more", "eat", "sleep", and the sign for whatever pet you have in your home. (This is all stuff Joseph Garcia covers in the book you took off your wishlist ;))

Posted by: micaela at October 6, 2005 05:38 PM