Summer signs

Embrace the Summer with the Baby Signs® Program

Summer is here, bringing sunshine, longer days, and plenty of opportunities to bond with your little ones. As you plan your activities and adventures, consider incorporating basic sign language to enhance your communication and create even more memorable experiences. Here’s how the Baby Signs® Program can make your summer brighter and more fun!

Outdoor Adventures

The warm weather invites families to spend more time outdoors. Whether you’re heading to the park, beach, or hiking trail, signs can help your child express their excitement and needs.

Outside signs

By using signs like sun, water, bug, and tree, your little one can share in the joy of nature and you can respond to their interests, making your outdoor adventures even more engaging.

Don’t forget to check out our My Outside Adventures play class! This engaging class combines the fun of outdoor activities with the power of the Baby Signs® Program, helping your child learn and use new signs while exploring nature. It’s a wonderful way to foster a love for the outdoors and enhance communication skills simultaneously.

Pool and Beach Time

Summer often means cooling off in the water. Sign language can help ensure that your time by the pool or at the beach is safe and enjoyable. Use signs like swim, hot, cold, and fish.

These signs can help your child communicate their excitement, needs, or even discomfort, allowing you to ensure their safety and comfort.


Traveling with little ones can be challenging, but sign language can make it easier by reducing frustration and helping your child express themselves:

  • Car: Move your hands back and forth like turning a steering wheel.
  • Airplane: Extend your arm and move it through the air like an airplane. (see image)
  • Eat: Bring your fingers to your mouth like you’re eating.

With these signs, you can better understand your child’s needs during your travels, making for a smoother and more enjoyable journey.

Potty Training

Summer is an ideal time for potty training, thanks to the warm weather and relaxed schedules. The Baby Signs® Program can make the potty training process smoother and more understandable for your little one.

We also offer a range of potty training resources, including the All Aboard the Potty Train video, potty training posters, and A Parent’s Guide to Potty Training. These resources can help your child recognize and communicate their bathroom needs, making the transition to using the potty less stressful. The summer months, with fewer layers of clothing, can make it easier for your child to quickly get to the potty and become more aware of their body’s signals.

Summer is a time for exploration, learning, and bonding. By incorporating simple signs into your summer activities, you can enhance communication with your child and create lasting memories. Whether you’re enjoying the great outdoors, traveling, spending time with family, or tackling potty training, sign language can make your summer experiences more meaningful and fun. So, embrace the summer with the Baby Signs® Program and watch your little one’s communication skills blossom!

Happy Signing and Happy Summer! ☀️

For more information on how to get started with the Baby Signs® Program, visit our website, or contact us today.