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Make Baby Sign Language Flash Cards

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About this Lesson

  • Type: Video Tutorial
  • Length: 12:29
  • Media: Video/mp4
  • Use: Watch Online & Download
  • Access Period: Unrestricted
  • Download: MP4 (iPod compatible)
  • Size: 62 MB
  • Posted: 06/15/2008

This lesson is part of the following series:

Baby Sign Language: Everything You Need (11 lessons, $15.84)
Baby Sign Language Basics (6 lessons, $9.90)

In this lesson, you will learn how to make your own set of baby sign language flashcards. Both the words and images are supplied in a pdf file for the front of the card. You will also receive, as part of this lesson, 30 pictures and descriptions of how to make the signs for each word supplied. All of the signs provided in this lesson are American Sign Language (ASL) signs. You can personalize these cards by adding your own photographs to the 'mommy', 'daddy', 'grandma', 'grandpa' and 'family' spots.
This craft is fun and easy to do, the hard work is taken care of for you!

Laura is the mother of one of the internet's most famous signing babies and the founder of www.mysmarthands.com, a company that teaches baby sign languages classes.

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Supplementary Files

  • Once you purchase this lesson you will have access to these files:
  • flashcard_pics_front.pdf flashcard_pics_front.pdf
  • flashcard_signs_back.pdf flashcard_signs_back.pdf
  • flashcard_supply_list.pdf flashcard_supply_list.pdf

About this Author

Laura Berg
Laura Berg
22 lessons
Joined:
05/24/2007

Baby sign language expert, Laura Berg, teaches baby signing classes and trains other ASL baby sign language instructors through her Toronto-based company, My Smart Hands ( www.mysmarthands.com ). Laura has helped countless parents with their quest to better understand and communicate with their little ones through her baby sign language classes and video lessons.

Laura is certified with the Ontario College of Teachers and was recently awarded with the Ontario Mom Entrepreneur of the Year award. She is also a frequent guest lecturer at the University level on the topic of using sign language with hearing children. She has delivered workshops to librarians and teachers helping them...

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Recent Reviews

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Sierria's Johnson
08/16/2010
~ Audrey2

Sierria is now 7 months old.

I made the cards at about 4 months old. She is recognizing that I
always use my hands communicating to her. She is studying about 15
cards. I'm still waiting for her to apply her smart hands technique.
I will keep everyone updated.

Grandma Besser
Audma
Grandpa Besser
Bropa

Nopic_tan
Signing for Babies
06/30/2010
~ Alma

I love that this is available. It is so easy. I am replacing English words with Spanish and I love that you could use these cards with any language.

Nopic_tan
Get start
04/29/2010
~ Erica6

Thanks for sharing.

Nopic_grn
Love It!!
04/28/2010
~ Megan14

Great Job!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Nopic_blu
So cool!
02/25/2010
~ Courtney2

What a great idea! Laura, thank you for doing all the work so we don't have to. This is the perfect tool also to use because my 9 month old will soon be meeting my mother for the first time, and it'd be great for him to recognize her face when he meets her.

Nopic_tan
Sierria's Johnson
08/16/2010
~ Audrey2

Sierria is now 7 months old.

I made the cards at about 4 months old. She is recognizing that I
always use my hands communicating to her. She is studying about 15
cards. I'm still waiting for her to apply her smart hands technique.
I will keep everyone updated.

Grandma Besser
Audma
Grandpa Besser
Bropa

Nopic_tan
Signing for Babies
06/30/2010
~ Alma

I love that this is available. It is so easy. I am replacing English words with Spanish and I love that you could use these cards with any language.

Nopic_tan
Get start
04/29/2010
~ Erica6

Thanks for sharing.

Nopic_grn
Love It!!
04/28/2010
~ Megan14

Great Job!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Nopic_blu
So cool!
02/25/2010
~ Courtney2

What a great idea! Laura, thank you for doing all the work so we don't have to. This is the perfect tool also to use because my 9 month old will soon be meeting my mother for the first time, and it'd be great for him to recognize her face when he meets her.

Nopic_dkb
baby sign language flash cards - do it yourself...
11/17/2009
~ Naturalmama

Very nice. Simple start. Great for crafty people.

Nopic_gry
Very Helpful
07/11/2009
~ leanne

I found this very helpful. Im a nursery nurse and have recently started to sign language with the babies. it really does work.

Nopic_grn
LOVE flash cards
06/07/2009
~ jason14

I was "just looking around" when I came across this video and had to purchase the lesson right away! It just seemed so easy and I know anyone can do it. Great! It popped up when I googled "learn baby sign language"

Nopic_dkb
Flash cards
05/15/2009
~ loris

The video was easy to follow. Thank you. I have made other cards such as Bath, Sleep and Sister plus Please and Thank you.

Nopic_gry
Great..;o)
03/24/2009
~ alexmom

Great..just have a question my son is 18 months and not saying a word yet, i speak spanish to him my husband speaks danish to him and we speak english between each other..the flash cards should be in spanish??..thks..;o)

Edit by MB Admin:
Answer courtesy of Laura: Great question, if you are going to be the one using the flashcards with your son then I would recommend using Spanish words or you can even leave the English words and add the Spanish words underneath. You can always make two versions one that is Spanish and one that is Danish. It would definitely be a good visual aid to link the two languages!

Nopic_blu
nice idea
02/20/2009
~ terri3

As a person who does lots of laminating and printing the video didn't give me any new information. But i love the cards and will be printing and making them. I do daycare and am trying to teach my kids ASL, but i am learning also, so nice to have the signs on the back to remind me. I would love to be able to get to the point where i use it more and more. i am pretty sporadic about using it. thanks for the files, time is always nice to save. :)

Mysmarthands_homepage
Responding to jlcloud
01/30/2009
~ MySmartHands

I'm sorry you didn't find the lesson overly useful. I just wanted to show parents how to make their own cards so that they can expand on the words I already provided. The reason for 'avocado' is because most pediatricians in Canada are recommending avocado as a good healthy brain food because of the fats in it and it is hard to find the sign for avocado. It was one of the most requested signs from all of my classes. 'Yes' and 'no' would be easy for you to make if you'd like to but I find those concepts hard to convey in a flashcard. If you'd like to make drink it simply looks like you are holding a cup in your hand and are drinking from it. I encourage you to add to the collection that is already in this lesson. Anyone is welcome to email me if they are unable to find the signs and I can email them a description.

Not so useful 12/30/2008 ~ jlcloud

I'm not quite sure why there are words like "avacado" and "monkey" but no "yes" or "no". There is "milk" and "juice", but no "drink". I love the format, but am disappointed that it doesn't include these basics.

Nopic_orng
Great resource
01/03/2009
~ NatureGirl

Please see my review in the comments section.

Nopic_blu
Not so useful
12/30/2008
~ jlcloud

I'm not quite sure why there are words like "avacado" and "monkey" but no "yes" or "no". There is "milk" and "juice", but no "drink". I love the format, but am disappointed that it doesn't include these basics.

Alexjurek_homepage
So impressed
10/30/2008
~ alexjurek

Laura thinks of everything-she's even provided the images for the flashcards AND left the family images empty so that the 'mommy' card includes the actual mommy of your family. This lesson is about how to make the cards, and I'd love to see one on the ways she uses them with her daughter; I was blown away to hear her sounding out the words on the cards!

Nachan_homepage
Clear and very informative lesson.
09/02/2008
~ nachan

This lesson is great for teaching children how to read, write, and sign all in one! Thank you so much for adding PDF files. This makes it very easy to make my own flash cards!

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