RECORDED- Time to Sign! (Level 1)




Sat, Sep 11, 2021 - Oct 30, 2021


7:00am - 7:45am PDT


Author M.


20 students

Class Experience

The worlds best-selling baby sign author teaches you how to get your own baby communicating sucessfully with sign language!

 "I've been teaching my in person class in San Diego California for 19 years, and I'm so excited to finally be able to make it available online to families everywhere!" Monta Z. Briant- author of Baby Sign Language Basics 


You will receive the invitation to join by email 30 minutes before the class start time. Keep an eye out for the email from Sawyer Tools with subject heading "Starting Soon!" and click on the red "Join Activity" button to enter the class. All lessons will be in the showcase from the start, but it's recommended to follow them in order.

Note on screentime: Babies won't learn to sign from a screen, so this lesson is for the parents. However I do include fun elements that will keep older toddlers engaged during the lesson if you choose to have them join you in viewing. For younger babies, enjoy watching while they nap or nurse.

What you'll learn

  • How to get the best start (which signs & how many)
  • How to get babies attention so they see you sign
  • How to teach signs when baby isn't looking at you
  • How to recognize & respond to baby's earliest sign approximations
  • Effective signing with various routines: bathing, mealtime, diaper & potty, bedtime, playtime
  • How to sign with songs & stories
  • And much more! See Syllabus

Sample Class Format

Each class is based on a weekly theme:

  • Hello Song with Bear puppet
  • Parent lesson (how to get baby signing!)
  • Introduce 6-12 new signs
  • New signing song for the week
  • Board book with signs
  • Bubbles & bubble song
  • Goodbye song with Bear puppet

Covid-19 Precautions

Mask required indoors and for some outdoor activities. Alcohol santizer provided. No shared toys. Medical grade heppa/ UV filters in use at indoor studio. Vaxed adults only at indoor class.

How To Participate

You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions.

What To Bring

  • Recommended (but not required) Materials Package- 50 laminated flashcards and book "Baby Sign Language Basics" by Monta Z Briant-- dive even deeper to the lessons learning hundreds more signs and strategies we don't have time to cover online. Included bonus streaming content of over 300 ASL signs and lots of signing babies in action. $39.99 US shipping included-- price beats Amazon Prime!

Meet your Instructor

Author M.

About Baby Sign Language Basics

For nearly 20 years, best-selling author, Monta Z. Briant, has opened up early communication for hundreds of thousands of families through her best selling Baby Sign Language Basics books & learning materials and her live classes in San Diego, CA. Now families everywhere can join the class live, via Zoom from Monta's very own Baby Garten Studio. Lucky San Diego families can join in-person outdoors!