Right age, hand coordination and atmosphere
The best age for a baby to learn a sign language is between 6 to 9 months. In order to help the child concentrate, it is ideal for you to teach him the sign language in a quiet and comfortable room. Speak your baby’s name frequently, so that he is completely focused. Hand coordination is extremely important as babies use their hands as a basic mean of communication.
Use of a book and toy
Use a book with which the child is familiar and then form the sign of a book by joining your palms and opening them like a book. Do it multiple times so that the baby gets used to the sign language as it is a primary step.
Repeat the same exercise with the favourite toy of your baby and make signs through your hands and fingers.
When it is time to eat for your baby, join your fingers together and move them towards your mouth back and forth. That is how the baby will get to know eventually that it is a sign of eating. The same exercise should be repeated when the baby is about to have milk or water, by using drinking signs.
Baby sign language books are easily available in book shops. Purchase a couple of attractive books and go through them with your baby. You can also go online and visit different websites to understand sign languages in a more effective manner.