Baby sign language

Sheri signs the word "moon" Photo: Nila Gopaul

Sheri signs the word “moon”
Photo: Nila Gopaul

Mothers and babies learns to sign Photo: Nila Gopaul

Mothers and babies learns to sign
Photo: Nila Gopaul

Level 2
April 2011

Special thanks to Sheri Kauhausen of Intoyoga.ca and
the mothers at Kerrisdale Community Centre

Sheri Kauhausen teaches sign language
to parents and to babies who hear.
She uses American Sign Language in her classes.
Sheri says babies can communicate before they can speak.


Babies (8–12 months old) can learn signs for things:

  • they need
  • they know
  • they feel

Babies can learn many signs such as
“milk”, “cat”, and “I love you”

Illustration 1 Milk

Illustration 1
Milk

Illustration 2 Cat

Illustration 2
Cat

Illustration 3 Love

Illustration 3
Love

Illustrations by: Nola Johnston