About the Baby Signs® Program

Have you ever wondered what your baby is thinking?

Babies have the gift of curiosity and a thirst for knowledge. What if you were able to understand what your baby was thinking about and provide an enriching interaction based on that knowledge? The Baby Signs® Program allows you to do just that!

Babies can learn and use simple hand gestures, or sign language, to communicate what they need, want, or see as young as 5 months old. Imagine if your 6-month-old told you she wanted to nurse without crying, your 11-month-old told you he saw a dog across the street without grunting, or your 14-month-old told you the sidewalk was too hot for her bare feet without screaming!

This basic ability to communicate before talking gives babies a great boost to their self-esteem, helps parents and caregivers appreciate their babies' intelligence, and can dramatically reduce the frustration that parents and babies experience when communication is difficult. The founders of the Baby Signs® Program, Dr. Linda Acredolo, and Dr. Susan Goodwyn, have completed intensive research that demonstrates using signs with pre-verbal babies helps them learn to talk and gives them a jump-start on their intellectual development in addition to other benefits.

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Why not give your baby the gift of communication?

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 30 years. The Baby Signs® Program is the world’s leading program for hearing infants and toddlers because it is the only program that:

  • Was developed by child development experts specifically for hearing babies.
  • Has been scientifically tested and proven to provide positive benefits for babies and their families.
  • Is based on American Sign Language with added flexibility to meet the needs of all families.
  • Offers a full range of signing classes for babies, parents, and child development centers.

The Baby Signs® Program helps children develop both language and cognitive skills. Studies show that babies who sign develop speech sooner and have larger vocabularies when talking. The Baby Signs® Program is based on groundbreaking research which began an international movement to teach hearing babies to use signs. After 20 years of careful study, researchers proved that using signs enhances language, cognitive, and social-emotional development. The Baby Signs® Program offers parent workshops and classes to teach parents how to use the Baby Signs® Program at home. To learn more about classes and products, please look through our website or email us with your questions.

The Baby Signs® Founders

Dr. Linda Acredolo and Dr. Susan Goodwyn are the doctor-moms who conducted the groundbreaking research on signing with babies that started a revolution in infant communication and inspired their best-selling book for parents, Baby Signs: How To Talk With Your Baby Before Your Baby Can Talk (now in its 3rd edition). Continuing their shared passion for helping parents and professionals benefit from the latest child development research, these experts have authored two other parenting classics, Baby Minds: Brain-Building Games Your Baby Will Love and Baby Hearts: Giving Your Child an Emotional Head Start.

Dr. Linda Acredolo and Dr. Susan Goodwyn

Baby Signs Too, LLC is federally certified as an Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Minority Small Business (EDWOSB) and is certified by the state of California as a Small Business. We are a licensed distributor of the Baby Signs® Program and have been authorized to manage the training and certification of new Baby Signs® Independent Certified Instructors in the US and internationally.

Michelle Cromeenes is the founder and operator of Baby Signs Too, LLC. She is a passionate advocate for the Baby Signs® Program and has been an Independent Certified Instructor, District Manager, and Recruiter since 2004. Michelle's goal is to spread the benefits of the research-based program to families and professionals around the world. She experienced the benefits of communicating with her twins using the Baby Signs® Program in 2003, which sparked her passion for the program.

Michelle has over 30 years of experience facilitating workshops and training programs for staff, entrepreneurs, parents, and child development professionals. She also has over 20 years of experience in management, franchise support, and business operations for an international network of instructors and franchisees.

We are committed to providing high-quality training and support to our instructors, so they can effectively teach the Baby Signs® Program to families and professionals. We believe that every baby deserves the opportunity to communicate early, and we are proud to be a part of the Baby Signs® community.

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Not Sure How to Get Started?

The Baby Signs® Program offers parent workshops and play classes through Independent Certified Instructors worldwide.

These fun and interactive classes teach everything needed to start signing with your baby and benefit you from a one-on-one consultation with an experienced instructor.

If you are new to signing with your baby, unable to attend a class, or do not have an instructor in your area, become a Baby Signs® Independent Certified Instructor.