When deciding to do baby sign language many parents want to know when is the best age to start?
The simple truth is that the best time to start is when you feel ready that you can consistently introduce baby sign into your new baby’s life and routines.
But, there are also stages of your baby’s development that will mean even though from an early age they can understand signs they do not have the physical ability to sign back.
A baby’s physical ability to sign begins at around 5 – 6 months, once they can hold a rattle or a toy. Once they have developed this level of control around their hands they may attempt to do some signing.
Because your baby will not be able to sign until approximately 5 – 6 months of age we generally recommend to parents that this is a good age to start introducing baby sign. Now, the reason for this isn’t because your baby can’t start to learn signs at an earlier age (more…)