Books on baby sign language

As you might know if you follow me on Twitter, my first child is due this month! I have been so excited that I’ve started reading up on how I can make our lives easier and interesting at the same time and baby sign language came to my attention.

As part of my Kindle Unlimited subscription, I borrowed two books on this subject:

Baby Sign Language Made Easy: 101 Signs to Start Communicating with Your Child Now
By Lane Rebelo

Baby Sign Language Book: How To Teach Your 6 Month Old Baby Sign Language Today!
By Olivia Michael 


What I liked about both books is that the authors write on a subject that they have first-hand experience with. They are both a good introduction to baby sign language and they both highlight the same hurdles that parents might encounter, giving tips and offering motivation to continue on this journey.

If I had to recommend one book only, however, it would be Baby Sign Language Made Easy. The book by Olivia Michael has a short history of baby sign language that I found interesting but it doesn’t serve a practical purpose. In terms of tips and ideas go, which is what most parents would be more in need of, Lane Rebelo’s book is much more complete.

It is worth mentioning, however, that the signs both books teach are in ASL (American Sign Language) and, unfortunately, these won’t be useful to me as I live in the UK and I’d rather use BSL (British Sign Language). I am still happy that I read them as they offered me a starting point for my future learning but I would suggest that you choose books that will have relevant signs for you.

On this note, if you know of any BSL-based baby sign language books, please feel free to share them in the comments below. You are also welcome to share your experiences with baby sign language and any tips or resources you might have found valuable.

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