Baby Sign Language Free Resources

Including charts, flash cards, and printable teaching aids

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Baby sign language is taught to deaf and hearing-impaired children to help them communicate and become a part of the deaf community. In addition, baby sign language is great for hearing children as a way to express their needs before developing speech.

Babies learn sign language shockingly fast; they love being able to tell their parents what they want, and parents appreciate understanding what their child needs.

Baby sign language free resources include basic sign charts, printables, informational articles, videos, apps, flashcards, dictionaries, and general tips for getting started.

There are also free online sign language classes and free sign language resources for parents who want to learn sign language.

Baby Sign Language

The Baby Sign Language website includes a variety of resources, including a helpful FAQ that addresses common questions about baby signing, such as why you should teach it, when you should start, how long it may take, and how much time you need to set aside.

A dictionary, flashcards, and wall chart are also excellent free resources.

Screenshot of Baby Sign Language Wall Chart

StartASL

This website is a great resource for teaching your baby sign language. While there are some paid courses and resources, there are a number of helpful free resources, such as tips and video instructions to learn the language. There’s also a free printable page to teach your baby letters and associate them with sign language and images, as well as a 12 Easy Steps tutorial for teaching sign language.

Screenshot of StartASL Baby Sign Language Site

Parents.com

Parents.com has a nice collection of videos showing baby sign language basics, starter signs, 12 common words, everyday items, daily routines, and much more.

Screenshot of Parents.com Baby Sign Language page

BabyStology

At BabyStolog, a 3D baby signs more than 30 words with a quick click of the mouse. Sort the signs alphabetically, grammatically, or by difficulty.

Screenshot of Babystrology Baby Sign Language Page

Baby Sign and Learn Free iOS App

iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users can install Baby Sign and Learn Free to learn more than 30 signs for free on the go with short video tutorials and a quiz. (Learn more than 300 signs with the full version of the app.)

Screenshot of Baby Sign and Learn App

ASL Dictionary App (Lite Version) by My Smart Hands

The My Smart Hands ASL Dictionary is available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. It offers around 120 free signs to search through or browse by category. Each sign has a video that shows you what the sign looks like as well as what to do with your fingers and hands. (The full, paid version offers more than 300 signs and more than 45 minutes of instruction.)

Screenshot of ASL Dictionary Baby Signing

ICanSign.com's ASL Alphabet Flash Cards

ICanSign.com offers some membership-only resources and paid resources, but among its free offerings are these excellent ASL Alphabet Flash Cards. These individual flashcards can be printed and easily cut out to help your child learn every letter of the alphabet.

Screenshot of ASL Alphabet Flash Cards for baby signing

Signing Times

Among other resources, Signing Times offers an excellent video dictionary with a massive collection of words to search for or browse through by topic.

Screenshot of Signing Times ASL dictionary for baby signing

Tiny Signs

Tiny Signs is a website dedicated to helping you teach your baby how to sign. There are some items you have to pay for here, but check out the free videos and charts for baby sign language at bedtime, bathtime, and the playground, all for free. 

Screenshot of Tiny Signs Bedtime Signing page for teaching babies sign language