Baby Signs®, the ORIGINAL sign language program for hearing babies, has been bringing powerful, research-proven benefits to babies and their families around the world for over 25 years!



I offer a wide variety of classes for parents and educators including workshops, mommy and baby play classes, and trainings. Read about my newest class Rumble, Tumble Tummy Time for infants and see how this class can help your baby during her early stages of development. Check out my class schedule page for current dates and times for all my classes



Over two decades of scientific research on the use of sign language with hearing babies, has shown that sign language helps babies learn to talk sooner, jumpstarts their intellectual development, reduces frustration, biting and other aggressive behaviors. .


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Potty Train Before age 2

By helping babies learn simple potty-time signs, the Baby Signs® Potty Training Program makes it easy for parents to both begin and end the whole enterprise before age 2.


Monday, February 28, 2011

Sign of the Week: Music

Does your child love MUSIC? Whether wiggling to a song on the radio, bouncing to a theme song on the television, or swaying to a favorite lullaby, children enjoy feeling and hearing music. Give your child a way to share what she hears with this simple sign.

My favorite game to play with my kids is freeze dance.  I'll play some sort of up beat song and watch them dance around, pause the music and see what funny poses they make.  It's hysterical to me; they're so cute!!  Enjoy this weeks sign!

Leia Mais…
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sign of the Week: Hurt

The sign for HURT can help your child share how he feels. One of the great things about this sign is that it is a "traveling sign." This means that the child will place the sign, HURT, in close proximity to the place where it hurts. Using the sign for HURT will help take some of the guess work out of caring for your child!

Leia Mais…

Class Session Added in Branford, CT

I just added a  session for the Tummy Time Class in BRANFORD, CT!  This will just be a 2 class session held on March 9th and 16th.  Cost is $30 for the session.  Check out my Class Schedule Page for more details or email me: bryn.chandler@babysignsprogram.com.

Leia Mais…
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Babies and Blankies

As I load my laundry in the washer I hear in the background "DON'T WASH MY BLANKIE MOM! NOOOOO!!" The sound of little feet running as fast as their legs can take them are coming toward me to rescue the poor blankie that is about to endure an unfathomable torture - being washed.

Most babies have some sort of comfort thingy: blankets, stuffed animals, etc.  Even odd habits or things like sucking fingers and twirling hair are a "comfort thingy."  Why? Why do babies have them?  Why is this dirty, stinky, tattered blankie so appealing to my child? The answer is this: it's a symbol of you and your affection.  It is an object that they can have with them and control.  Many parents fear these objects foster dependence but in reality they don't.  The object, or behavior, is your baby's way of finding confidence and comfort by herself.  It's a transition from dependence to independence.  This favorite blankie helps them find a way to make the world outside of their parent's protection a much safer place.   This is why comfort objects are common among children who spend long hours at day care.

You know what it's like to come home after a long day and you just want to get in your favorite jammies, or soak in the tub, snuggle up with your favorite book?  This sense of peace and well being that comes from a familiar ritual is how your baby feels when he snuggles his special comfort thingy.  He loves each and every tattered corner, the musty smell, it's color and feel is all very comforting.  So resist the urge to get rid of it.  It's not like there is a set time frame to get rid of it like a bottle, pacifier, sippy cup, etc.  (I highly doubt they'll be walking down the aisle with it.)  Use it when you're child will need that extra comfort and promise them their blankie will be safe while it takes a bath. :)

Leia Mais…
Monday, February 14, 2011

Sign of the Week: I Love You

It really doesn't matter how you say it, just as long as you do.  Happy Valentine's Day everyone and I hope you have had a wonderful day and a wonderful week!

Leia Mais…
Monday, February 7, 2011

Free Early Childhood Fair Sat Feb 12th

Leia Mais…

Sign of the Week: Play

Children learn about their world through PLAY. Encourage your child to PLAY and by doing so you will be giving your child an important start to learning.

Leia Mais…