Resources for teaching sign language

Here are some baby sign language resources that Tara Kehoe, speech and language department manager at Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region, has used personally.


Ÿ Offers free dictionaries, including one just for babies, that show short videos of each sign

Ÿ Offers free online lessons, a dictionary and information for learning about deaf culture.

Readings for parents

Ÿ”Sign with Your Baby: How to Communicate with Infants Before They Can Speak,” by Joseph Garcia. (Seattle, WA: Northlight Communications. 1999).

Ÿ“Baby Signs: How to Talk with Your Baby Before Your Baby Can Talk,” by Linda Acredolo, Susan Goodwyn, and Douglas Abrams. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2002).

DVD series

ŸSigning Time series, family-friendly baby signing books and DVDS, at

Books for Children:

Ÿ“First Signs,” by Tina Jo Breindel and Michael Carter (San Diego. CA: DawnSign Press, 2006).

Ÿ“Where Is Baby?: A Lift-the-Flap Sign Language Book,” by Michelle Cryan. (Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, 2007).

George LeClaire“Banana.”
George LeClaire“Please.”
George LeClaire“All done.”
George LeClaire“Apple.”
George LeClaire“Thank you,” part two.
George LeClaire“Thank you,” part one.
George LeClaire“More.”
George LeClaire“Done, finished.”
George LeClaire“You’re welcome,” part one.