Anyone who is a long time fan of BabySteals knows that I am a big fan of the Children’s DVD series Signing Time!
I’ve often bragged about how many signs my cute baby Jane (the brown-eyed beauty with the curly brown hair often on KidSteals.com) knew because of Signing Time. I’m pretty picky about the TV my kids watch–they don’t get much at all (especially when they’re babies and toddlers), but sometimes you just NEED that 20 minutes for them to sit still by you while you finish the dishes (or take a break yourself!) Well, soon after Jane started signing “milk” at 9 months when she was hungry and “more” when she wanted more, I was sold. Pretty soon the whole family (including my older kids) were singing along with Rachel to tunes like “Colors of the Rainbow”:
Signing Time was the only TV show or DVD that kept Jane entertained, yet she (and everyone else in the house) was learning so much at the same time! Bottom line, it helped her communicate with us before she could talk. Thus, fewer tantrums = happier child.
Jane even auditioned to be in Baby Signing Time 4, and got in (view at approx 1:43)! (Okay, she got in the crying part. You’ll see when you watch Baby Signing Time 4.) You can even see a few tiny seconds of me (with much longer hair) wiping her tears and opening her can of pears.
See for yourself how well she communicated, here are two cute videos of Jane showing off her signs (hey, every mom thinks their kid is a genius, right? I’m no different!)
Well, now I’ve told you, mom to mom, and BabySteals owner (who’s seen lots of baby products) to BabySteals customer, the ONE thing I wouldn’t ever do without for my babies, is Signing Time. And other moms that work here at BabySteals feel the same way. Now you know! But, don’t take it from me. Signing Time fans, comment and give moms the scoop!