Learn how to use signs for Book and Again with your family.
Research suggests that signing gives a child a way to communicate months before they can talk and that children can understand sign language long before they begin to use it.
You can learn more about this form of communication on our Communicating with Your Baby/Toddler page on the blog.
Signing Mom & Dad
Mom and Dad are great initial signs that can be introduced to your baby. Simply sign mom or dad whenever your baby sees their respective parent.
While teaching your baby to say “Mommy” or “Daddy,” try signing the words as you say them. You can take this a step further by teaching the sign for nanny/caregiver if your baby has a regular caregiver in their life.
Below, your librarians show you how to sign both Mom and Dad.