Baby Hands Productions Announces 'My Baby Can Talk - Exploring Signs' the Newest Release in the Award Winning 'My Baby Can Talk' DVD Series

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Educational program for babies and their parents inspires early language development - from sign language to first spoken words.

My Baby Can Talk - Exploring Signs DVD

My Baby Can Talk™ - Exploring Signs

Baby Hands Productions, a company founded on the principle that babies can effectively communicate before they can speak, today announced the release of "My Baby Can Talk™ - Exploring Signs," the third in the highly acclaimed and award winning "My Baby Can Talk™" DVD series. Based on American Sign Language (ASL), this series teaches preverbal babies to communicate with their parents using simple gestures.

"My Baby Can Talk™ - Exploring Signs" is produced with the same proven format that garnered fourteen prestigious parenting awards and made the first two DVDs in this series the most popular sign language program for hearing babies. This third DVD offers babies and their parents more advanced signs and words in a format that delights the senses while tapping into a baby's natural language abilities.

"My Baby Can Talk™ - Exploring Signs" introduces babies to twenty-four words and signs to encourage them to explore and begin to communicate about the wonders of the world around them. This playful exploration presents baby's expanding world in a fun and fascinating way -- offering words and signs for colors, foods, nature and play. Included is a Parent Tutorial focusing on key guidelines to begin signing with babies as well as additional signs for parents to teach their little ones -- including signs for emotions. This program also includes a printed Quick Reference Signing Card offering illustrations of the signs presented.

The format of the "My Baby Can Talk™" series is specifically designed to respect the developmental stage, attention span and intellect of babies from 10 to 36 months. This series features beautiful real world images, delightful puppet shows, colorful toys in motion and babies communicating with simple gestures. Each sign is demonstrated by babies and an adult, making the "My Baby Can Talk™" series the first baby sign language program to feature preverbal babies signing all the words presented.

"Sign language is helping parents to fully appreciate how truly brilliant their preverbal babies are simply because babies are now able to communicate before they can speak." said Kathleen Waidhofer, Creative Director of Baby Hands Productions. "The concept is very simple. At ten months of age the average hearing baby is unable to speak but is able to use simple hand movements to communicate basic wants and needs instead of crying."

Research has shown that babies are able to communicate using baby sign language well before their vocal capacity to formulate spoken words is developed. Babies who use sign language tend to speak sooner with larger vocabularies, show an increase in IQ scores and engage in more sophisticated play. Preverbal signing has also been shown to reduce the frustration broadly associated with "the terrible twos."

"My Baby Can Talk™ - Exploring Signs" is available now from the My Baby Can Talk web site at an MSRP of $19.95. This new release will also be available by the end of the year at the same fine retailers where "My Baby Can Talk™ - First Signs" and "My Baby Can Talk™ - Sharing Signs" are offered -- the Right Start, Babies R Us, Borders, buybuyBaby, and specialty retailers across the US. More information is available at

About Baby Hands Productions:
Dedicated to providing babies with the power to communicate preverbally, Baby Hands Productions introduced the My Baby Can Talk™ product line in 2004. This remarkable educational program inspired the growing trend of teaching hearing babies to use baby sign language to communicate. Created to stimulate a baby's love for learning as well as a baby's natural drive to acquire language; My Baby Can Talk™ teaches babies and parents to communicate at an early age, reducing frustration and creating a special bond that is so important for healthy child development.

Honored with fourteen prestigious awards including Parents Choice and reviewed and endorsed by child psychologists, speech pathologists, professionals in the media as well as early childhood educators; My Baby Can Talk™ teaches preverbal communication using sign language and is the first program featuring preverbal babies signing all the words presented. Baby Hands Productions' products help babies and their parents realize the amazing benefits of using simple hand movements to communicate. is the premier resource center on the Internet for babies and signing featuring detailed tutorials, background research, and a video dictionary with more than 200 ASL signs that are most important to and appropriate for babies and toddlers.


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