Thursday, September 11, 2008

Win a Baby Signing Time Volumes 1 - 4 Gift Set

Signing Time is sending me a Baby Signing Time Gift Set valued at $99. Unfortunately, it's not for me. It's for you, or some other lucky Smart Baby Sign Language reader. It will include the Baby Signing Time Videos 1-4 and the accompanying CDs.

The contest winner will be drawn from a hat, because I will want to give everyone the gift set. You can enter multiple times to increase your chances of winning. To earn one entry do one of the following. You can earn up to five entries - one for each item on this list:

  1. Post the Smart Baby Sign Language Blog on your Blog Roll and then comment on this post with your blog address.
  2. Twitter the address for Smart Baby Sign Language to your friends and add HollyTriedIt to the people you are "following."
  3. Comment on this post with a story about your signing child, or the reason you want to sign with your child.
  4. Comment on this post with a question you have about sign language.
  5. Join the Facebook group by clicking on the Facebook tab at the top of the page.
Remember, more entries equals more chances to win.


Michele September 11, 2008 at 11:46 AM  

Wow! I wanna win! I wanna win. My girls can never get enough of these signing videos.

Janel September 11, 2008 at 10:12 PM  

that is awesome. Did you also know that Signing time is having a scavenger hunt and giving away $1000 to the winner? visit my blog or signing time for the full details.


bext2588 September 12, 2008 at 10:26 AM  

I'd love a free copy of these vidoes!!!

Holly September 12, 2008 at 3:08 PM

i hope my friends & family check this out!

Holly September 12, 2008 at 3:23 PM  

I am gunnin for this set!! I love to sign with my son because he whines less!! And man does that kid know how to whine! He loves it when he signs something to me and I know what he is saying! I can't wait for us to learn more...

Holly September 12, 2008 at 3:26 PM  

OK, here's my question: my son does not seem to be able to use his fingers very dextrously yet. He is 14 months but I hear about these babies signing at 7 or 8 months. He has a hard time with any signs that involve more than a pointing finger, an open hand, or a fist. So my question is, is that normal, and how can I help him refine his fingers? He can't differentiate between many signs because of this limitation...

And in regards to the drawing, I think I'm up to 4 entries now - ooo, I hope I win!!! ;) What does it mean to "Twitter the address" - if I can figure it out, I'll do that too! Thanks!!

Heather @ Not a DIY Life September 13, 2008 at 5:53 AM  

1. I joined the facebook group
2. I tweeted and followed on Twitter
3. My 15 month old DD has had a signing explosion lately! She signed 4 new animal signs last weekend while we were singing/signing and reading! I love knowing that I can communicate with my precious child!

Makaela September 13, 2008 at 5:32 PM  

1. Post the Smart Baby Sign Language Blog on your Blog Roll and then comment on this post with your blog address.

3. Comment on this post with a story about your signing child, or the reason you want to sign with your child.
I would love for my LO to learn signing so we are able to communicate. Hopefully we can lessen future tantrums from frustration. :) We keep renting from the library and she absolutely LOVES the first 2 DVDs. I would love to win all 4 - we don't own any of them and I was so excited that they are coming out with 2 more.

4. Comment on this post with a question you have about sign language.
I've been signing to my LO for the past 5 months - I think that she understands when I sign eat, milk, bathtime. When are they able to sign back? I thought that she was signing eat a few months back, but stopped. Is that normal?

theoreillyboys September 13, 2008 at 11:19 PM  

So interested to learn more about signing. I never used signing with my first son who is now 9, my 13 month old is picking it up quickly!! It's great to see him pick this up!

theoreillyboys September 13, 2008 at 11:32 PM  

Okay, so this is a legitimate question I have....It seems as thought some people teach their children to sign more to show off their skills than to help their child communicate. What would you say are the most useful signs for a baby to learn? I would like to stick to the ones that make life easier for both mom and baby!! Thanks!

theoreillyboys September 13, 2008 at 11:46 PM  

So, it may be a pretty basic blog but I love it nonetheless.

Cameron September 15, 2008 at 9:00 PM  

My son loves signing time, and is finally starting to understand that people talk with their hands. He's trying to have a word explosion, but doesn't always speak clearly enough to understand, so we are having a lot of temper tantrums that signing could help to avoid.

Pat & Nicole September 16, 2008 at 8:31 AM  

My daughter just started signing her first sign and I can't wait for her to learn more!

junn_abriza September 19, 2008 at 2:01 AM  

I'll soon teaching 4 babies! My babies ages 3, 2 and coming soon twins.

Holly Tried It September 22, 2008 at 10:04 PM  


My daughter still has signing explosions and she's nearing two and a half. It's so fun when they burst out with new signs and new concepts. And, it proves they were paying attention, even though you didn't think they were. Hmmm....I'll have to keep that in mind when my daughter's a teenager.

PsychMamma September 24, 2008 at 12:19 PM  

Joined the facebook group!

PsychMamma September 24, 2008 at 12:21 PM  

"Tweeted" your website @

PsychMamma September 24, 2008 at 12:24 PM  

Added your website to my blogroll at

PsychMamma September 24, 2008 at 12:25 PM  

Here's my story about signing with my daughter:

PsychMamma September 24, 2008 at 12:29 PM  


What's the best age to start signing with a baby??

Holly Tried It September 24, 2008 at 9:38 PM  


Read this post to learn more about when to start teaching your child to sign.

Thanks for entering!

Monica September 25, 2008 at 1:17 AM  

I have started signing with my 12 month old because he doesn't babble much. He has an upcoming hearing test. He pays such good attention to the signs and has picked up 4 in a 3 week period. I am impressed and even if his hearing is normal, we are continuing with the signs. I love it!

Monica September 25, 2008 at 1:26 AM  

Sorry to comment twice, I forgot some things.

I joined the facebook group.

I added you to my blog (

And for my question.

How do you handle people who are negative about signing with your child? I have gotten a rude comment implying that I was looking for attention or sympathy by treating my child as disabled. I was floored.

stormchild2006 October 8, 2008 at 6:33 AM  

Well I have no idea if I'm too late since this was posted in september and we're already in october, but I'll leave a comment anyway!

I also joined the facebook group, but I have no idea what "tweeting" is...

I would LOVE to have signing time on dvd, my son loves the show, and watching the various videos on youtube. My son is currently 14 months old and though he doesn't voice too many words other than "moma" and "dadda" he is able to communicate through the signs he knows which really helps reduce frustration on both our ends. I can't even begin to explain how much I love ASL, and the signing time videos are wonderful tools to help teach him in a fun way.

If I had money to spare we would already have them all on dvd! So here's to hoping I'm not too late with this post for a chance to win :)

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