Baby Sign Language for Fall and Halloween!

Baby Sign Language for Fall and Halloween!

Baby Sign Language for HALLOWEEN!

by Lane Rebelo, LCSW

Holidays and special occasions are a great time to introduce new vocabulary to your little one. Today we’re learning baby sign language for  HALLOWEEN and other Autumn and Halloween signs in baby sign language (using American Sign Language).

baby sitting in pumpkin

It’s Halloween!

It’s Fall! The leaves are changing colors, the days are getting shorter, and there are pumpkins and Halloween decorations everywhere you turn.

Holidays are a great opportunity to introduce new baby sign language vocabulary because there are so many new things to see.

In the fall, everywhere you go you’ll find pumpkins and candy everywhere… costumes and even spooky ghosts…so many opportunities to introduce new words and signs.

Plus there’s nothing I love more than babies in costumes. I mean, seriously! it’s the cutest thing ever!

Using Baby Sign Language to Communicate about New Experiences

Holidays and seasons bring lots of opportunities to teach your baby new signs as babies are naturally curious about the different decorations they see all around them. In the photo below, one of my adorable Tiny Signs students (seriously, how stinkin’ cute is he!?) is signing “BALL!” excitedly on a visit to the local pumpkin patch, letting his mom & dad know that he thinks all the pumpkins look like balls. So clever!

 

 

More Signs for Halloween and Autumn

In this following video you’ll learn how to sign PUMPKIN, TREE, RAIN, COLD, COSTUME, HALLOWEEN & CANDY in American Sign Language (ASL).

 

Video Guide

00:15 PUMPKIN
00:37 TREE
01:00 LEAF
01:20 RAIN
01:25 COLD
01:40 COSTUME
01:55 HALLOWEEN
02:09 CANDY
02:20 HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

 

Learn more seasonal and holiday signs!

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What are you dressing your baby as for Halloween? Let me know in the comments below…

 

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With Baby Sign Language Made Easy you and your child will quickly learn to communicate about everything that goes on in their little world―and you’ll have fun doing it.

Baby Signing at the Beach!

Baby Signing at the Beach!

Head to the Beach and Learn Some New Signs!

A trip to the beach brings new sights, smells & textures and ignites your baby’s senses. An exciting & stimulating environment is a perfect time to introduce your little one to new words & signs.

This video + printable will give you the tools you need to teach your baby some fun & useful American Sign Language (ASL) signs.

Today I’m excited to share with you some of my favorite signs for things you’ll see at the beach. You might also enjoy teaching your little one signs for the amazing creatures that can be found in the ocean.

Have fun at the beach!

In today’s video you’ll learn how to sign WATER, WAVE, OCEAN, HOT, SUN, SKY, BIRD, SWIM, BOAT, FISH, HAT, UMBRELLA, TOWEL, SAND, BUCKET, SHOVEL, BALL and SHELL.

Beach Signs 

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I’ve also created a printable guide that you can keep as a reference to help you remember how to do  9 of these signs. You can find it in the Tiny Signs Printable Shop.

 

 

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Things That GO! :: Baby Sign Language for Vehicles

Things That GO! :: Baby Sign Language for Vehicles

Things That GO! :: Baby Sign Language for Vehicles

Babies & toddlers love things that go! Cars, trains & planes are fascinating to look at and make interesting sounds. Your young toddler might have a little ride-on toy that looks like a bus or tricycle, or maybe he’s fascinated with fire engines and police cars. Or maybe you’ve got a little one who looooves tractors. If this sounds like your little one, you’re going to love this free mini lesson!

Teach your baby sign language with fun vehicle signs using this free video + printable guide. Learn how to sign AIRPLANE, BICYCLE, BOAT, BUS, CAR, HELICOPTER, MOTORCYCLE, TRUCK + more

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In today’s free baby sign language mini-lesson I’m excited to share with you some of my favorite American Sign Language signs that you can use to teach your baby signs for things that go. You can use these when you’re playing with toys, reading a book (see my favorites below!), or pointing out vehicles when you’re out & about.

Have Fun Learning Transportation Signs!

In today’s video you’ll learn how the American Sign Language (ASL) signs for AIRPLANE, BICYCLE, BOAT, BUS, CAR, HELICOPTER, MOTORCYCLE, TRUCK, TRACTOR, TRAIN, FIRE TRUCK, POLICE CAR, AMBULANCE and SIREN.

Vehicle Signs

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Great Board Books for Teaching Your Baby Signs for Vehicles

  1. Little Blue Truck by Alice Shertle
  2. Zoom, Zoom, Baby! by Karen Katz
  3. Away We Go! Disney Book Group
  4. Baby Touch and Feel: Things That Go by DK Publishing
  5. Vehicles by Xavier Deneux
  6. My First Vehicles by Max & Sid
  7. That’s Not My Train by Fiona Watt

Bonus! Free Printable…

I’ve also created a FREE printable guide that you can keep as a reference to help you remember how to do many of these signs.

If you already get email updates from me, the link to download the printable was in your email. If you are not yet on the Tiny Signs list, please sign up for immediate access to this free PDF guide.

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Teach your baby sign language with fun vehicle signs using this free video + printable guide. Learn how to sign AIRPLANE, BICYCLE, BOAT, BUS, CAR, HELICOPTER, MOTORCYCLE, TRUCK + more

 

The Best Signs to Start With :: 9 Great Starter Signs

The Best Signs to Start With :: 9 Great Starter Signs

Which Signs Should You Start With?

Deciding which signs to start with is one of the first big questions parents face when beginning with baby sign language.

To make things super simple, I’ve put together this collection of 9 videos of my absolute favorite starter signs and created a totally FREE printable chart to go with it. Download the free chart below and print it out as a visual reminder of which signs you’re using and how to do them!

Starter Signs FB

All Done

How to sign ALL DONE in American Sign Language. Oh the possibilities for this one are endless! Use this one whenever you are transitioning from one activity to another and your baby will get the idea. You can sign “all done” when you’re taking your baby out of the carrier, high chair, bath, car seat, you name it.

You can sign & say this at the end of a feeding or when you finish a book. You can use this sign along with the words “all done,” “finished,” and even “the end.” Once your baby starts signing this one back to you, it’s really helpful that they can let you know when they’ve had enough BEFORE the tears come.

Ball

How to sign BALL in American Sign Language. Curve all your fingers (this is called a “claw” handshape in ASL) and bring your hands together to show the shape of a ball. Pro tip: You can do this sign with a ball in your hands if it’s small enough. This is a great technique to show your baby the sign, because their eyes will be on the ball…AND your hands!

Bath

How to sign BATH in American Sign Language. Sign bath to your baby as you’re getting ready for bath time and during the bath. You can also use this sign when you see someone taking a bath in a book you’re reading. You can sign this one on your body or right on your baby’s body (if they don’t mind).

Bed

How to sign BED in American Sign Language. This one is super easy and babies can learn it really quickly. Ask your baby “do you want to go to bed?” when you suspect they’re getting sleepy.

Dog

How to sign DOG in American Sign Language. This is definitely not my best video because you can’t see my hand – sorry! But this is a super easy sign – just pat your thigh with your hand like you are calling a dog to come to you. Easy peasy.

There are 3 ways to sign dog in ASL. 1) Pat your thigh 2) Snap your fingers or 3) Do a combo of the pat & snap. I prefer keeping it simple by patting your leg. You can even pat your baby’s thigh to teach them this sign, just to give them the idea.

Eat

How to sign EAT in American Sign Language. The sign for “eat” is the same as the sign for “food” in ASL. I recommend introducing this sign when your baby starts eating solid foods. Use it every time your baby has something to eat and remember your baby’s sign might not look much like yours! They’ll do their best by either touching their mouth (or maybe even their ear, like my first did!). You don’t need to correct them, just keep doing it the right way and they’ll copy you to the best of their ability.

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Starter Signs Pinterest

Baby Signing for Ocean Animals

Baby Signing for Ocean Animals

Starfish & Dolphins & Sharks – Oh my!

Babies are fascinated by the amazing animals that live in the water. There’s a reason why just about every pediatrician’s office has an aquarium! Watching fish swimming seems to have a mesmerizing effect on most little ones.

You’ll also find ocean animals featured in many books and especially bath toys. These are signs you’re going to find lots of opportunities to sign with your baby!

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In today’s free mini-lesson I’m excited to share with you some of my favorite American Sign Language signs for things you’ll find in the ocean. I hope you enjoy this quick video lesson and free printable guide.

Enjoy learning some signs for the amazing & mysterious animals that live in the ocean…

In today’s video you’ll learn how to sign OCEAN, FISH, DOLPHIN, WHALE, SHARK, OCTOPUS, JELLYFISH, SQUID, SEA TURTLE, STARFISH, LOBSTER, CRAB, and PENGUIN.

Ocean Signs

Bonus! Free Printable…

I’ve also created a FREE printable guide that you can keep as a reference to help you remember how to do a few of these signs.

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Baby Sign Language at the Playground!

Baby Sign Language at the Playground!

Explore Your Local Park and Share Some New Signs with Your Baby

The great outdoors offers so much opportunity to learn & explore with your little one!

Whether your baby is taking in the sites from the safety of your arms, or venturing out to explore on their own, a trip to the park is a GREAT time to introduce some new signs to label the things you see and build your baby’s vocabulary.

Today I’m excited to share with you some of my favorite signs for things you’ll see at the playground or park. I hope you enjoy this quick video lesson and free printable guide.

Have fun at the playground!

Playground Signs Video

In today’s video you’ll learn how to sign PLAYGROUND, SWING, SLIDE, MORE, BABY, FRIEND, SAND, BIRD, BUG, SQUIRREL, TREE, FLOWER, GRASS and ALL DONE. 

 

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