Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Baby Signing Time DVD Review

Since communication is the key to any relationship, Sign Language an essential skill to acquire. Early on, babies are ready and willing to express themselves. Not knowing how to communicate they rely on you to figure it out. Signing can become the bridge between the both of you.  Signing can also help build your baby’s self esteem. Knowing how to sign for their needs and seeing you deliver on those needs builds trust.  Signing means less frustration which equals fewer tantrums.

When my daughter turned one we decided to purchase a baby sign language video.  We found the Signing Time website.  They have a nice variety of signing DVDs for babies, toddlers, and young children.  They also have a special Potty Learning Collection.
The series features host Rachel Coleman, along with animated Baby Alex, Baby Leah, and Baby Hopkins. The DVD from the collection we chose was It's Baby Signing Time Vol. 1.  My daughter cannot get enough of it.  She watches it so much that it even helped improve her speech. The clever songs and animation are very enjoyable and easily hold your attention.  They even have real signing babies to make it easy and fun.

Some of the ASL signs taught on this DVD include: Eat, Drink, Cracker, Water, Milk, Banana, Finished, Mom, Grandma, Dad, Grandpa, Potty, More, Bird, Fish, Cat, Dog, Frog, Hurt, & Where. 

If you pay close attention, you will also see and learn the signs for: Baby, Signing, Time, Love, Talent, Dreams, I Love You, & Special. 

This was such an awesome DVD that my daughter asks to watch it all the time.  She will come up to me and sign "baby signing time".  This video has not only taught her to sign but it has help her speech.  We are most definitely planning on purchasing the entire series.

Buy it: Its Baby Signing Time Vol. 1 for $19.95

Disclaimer:  No compensation was given for this review.  All opinions are my own.


  1. i've been in-and-out of signing with my daughter for the last month , only because none are very helpful. but this looks promising!thank you!

    1. You are more than welcome. Thank you for reading. I believe that Signing Time has a 10 min block on Sprout or PBS in between certain shows, if you wanted to get a better look (we do not have cable so this is only here-say). I do know that if you sign up for their promotion and updates via email you can save 10% on you first order and they sometimes throw in a free Hopkins plush on certain orders.


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