I had seen several notices at our local library about baby sign language classes when Ebi was a baby, but I never managed to get to one. One day my sister in law asked me if I was teaching signs to Ebi and I told her about the classes that I was thinking of attending. She told me I didn't need to bother with classes, and to check out this website: Baby Sign Language It was so easy. There are videos for each sign, so I was able to choose the ones I though Ebi would need first. You can also find them on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/babysignlang
I see the question on a lot of forums, "Will teaching my child sign language delay his speech." In our case I'm certain it was the exact opposite. As soon as Ebi learned her first sign, she expressed absolute delight at being able to communicate a need and have it met immediately. She picked up 4 signs her first day, and then she picked it up so fast that I lost count. As soon as she started speaking, she would say the word and do the sign at the same time. She picked up spoken language really quickly, and we stopped learning signs. People who meet her are amazed at how clearly she communicates, and her vocabulary. I credit Baby Sign Language with letting her communicate early. The fact that she speaks so clearly and with such a great vocabulary is due to the fact that she practices CONSTANTLY. She even talks in her sleep. I'd like to say that I'm one of those parents that reads a dozen storybooks each day, but I'm not. We do read a lot, but a great deal of her vocabulary comes from inappropriate television. She watches "Mama Shows" with me.
Here are some videos of some of the signs she learned. I wish I had taken more.