My Pet Signs teaches children and their parents the signs for Dog, Cat, Bird, Fish, Turtle and Bunny
Colorful illustrations and video examples featuring the DiaperDoodles babies and BeBo teach your child signs and promotes their love of books.
Baby Signs, the ORIGINAL sign language program for hearing babies, has been bringing powerful, research-proven benefits to babies and their families around the world for over 25 years. The Baby Signs Program is the world's leading program for hearing infants and toddlers because it is the only baby sign language program that:
♥ was developed by child development experts specifically for hearing babies.
♥ has been scientifically tested and proven to provide positive benefits for babies and their families.
♥ is based on American Sign Language with added flexibility to meet the needs of all families.
♥ offers a full range of signing classes and products for babies, parents and child development centers.
About Baby Signs
In 1982, Drs. Linda Acredolo and Susan Goodwyn discovered that babies between the ages of 10 and 24 months were spontaneously using simple gestures to represent words they weren't yet able to say. They might sniff for "flower," pant for "dog," or flap their arms for "bird." What would happen, Drs. Acredolo and Goodwyn wondered, if parents just helped the process along?
Thus began a major breakthrough in infant-parent communication called the Baby Signs Program-a natural baby sign language that allows babies and their parents to use simple signs to communicate important things like being hungry or thirsty, hot or cold, afraid or sad-often a full year before babies could otherwise speak.
Through two decades of research, much of it funded by the National Institutes of Health, Drs. Acredolo and Goodwyn have demonstrated that their Baby Signs Program has dramatic benefits, including decreasing frustration for babies and parents, enriching the parent-child bond, boosting emotional development, helping babies talk sooner-even raising IQ.
Their ground-breaking book, Baby Signs: How to Talk to Your Baby Before Your Baby Can Talk, was published in 1996 and quickly became a bestseller (over 400,000 copies sold in the U.S. alone and translated into 14 foreign languages).
The Baby Signs Program has been featured on national television, including the Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC Today, ABC 20/20, Dateline NBC, CBS Morning Show, ABC Good Morning America, and NBC Nightly News.
Articles about the Baby Signs Program have also appeared in leading newspapers and in national magazines including Newsweek, US News and World Report, Child, Parents and Parenting.
In July 2000, Drs. Acredolo and Goodwyn published a second book for parents, Baby Minds: Brain-Building Games Your Baby Will Love, with Bantam Books, a Division of Random House. This book also became a best-selling parenting title and has been translated into eight foreign languages. Baby Minds has been featured on NBC Nightly News, ABC Good Morning America and in the recently-aired PBS Child Development series produced by the Dr. Benjamin Spock Foundation.
Drs. Acredolo and Goodwyn's third book, Baby Hearts: A Guide to Giving Your Baby an Emotional Head Start, was published by Bantam Books in June 2005. Baby Hearts focuses on new research that reveals the rich, emotional lives of young babies and teaches parents ways to cultivate their child's emotional intelligence. With the completion of Baby Hearts, Drs. Acredolo and Goodwyn provide parents with a comprehensive approach to fostering their child's social, emotional and intellectual development and laying strong foundations for their child's future success.