Appendix C

Frequently Asked Questions About Baby Sign Language

These questions are the ones most commonly asked by parents who have started on the journey to teaching baby sign language to their child. Hopefully, the answers will help address some of your own concerns.

Will sign language interfere with my baby’s speech and language development?

Research has proven conclusively that babies who sign speak earlier and have larger vocabularies than babies who don’t sign. Simply put, sign language will accelerate your baby’s speech and overall language development, not hinder it.

What will my baby be able to “tell” me?

Your baby can communicate when they’re hungry or thirsty or they want you to read another book. They can even let you ...

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