Baby Signs

You know those moments when you'd give just about anything for your toddler to just tell you what he wants already?! Those moments where he's been pulling at your leg, pointing in thin air and motioning to absolutely nothing but still demanding something. I know you do. Every mom does. 

I had those moments the most when Jackson was on the brink of actual toddlerhood. Around 15 months, he had so much more energy, curiosity and development than in months prior but something was still missing. That something? Words. He had the mama and dada but not really much else. 

Then began his biting streak. So.Much.Biting. Pair the biting with his chronic ear infections, and this mama was beginning to worry he was having some speech delay. This was a tough time for our little guy to say the least.

And then, he moved to a new school; a school that taught him Baby Signs. 

That's when heavens opened and the angels sang, ahem, what I mean to say is Jackson caught onto the signing quickly and each week appeared home testing out a new sign. It wasn't long before all family members were learning the signs with him. 

Thanks to our school, we even have a printout on our fridge for reference. 

The copy we have is based on the Baby Signs program. Which I now know has an array of products to help teach your child signing. Since he's been learning at school, we've kind of been learning along with him as he teaches us {along with our reference page}.

Jackson's most used signs are: more, please, coat, night night, eat, all done and cold. There are so many signs for them to learn as they focus on different words per monthly lessons. 

Time and time again, these signs have been a means of communication for Jackson in which he'd otherwise have acted out. I've seen these signs help ease his frustration which makes for a much happier home! Truly, I cannot say enough good things about teaching your little ones baby signs. It has helped Jackson's development by leaps and bounds. 

Have you done Baby Signs with your little ones? I'd love to hear about your experience!

*FYI this is not a sponsored post. Baby Signs is just so rockin' I had to share!