World's Leading Sign Language Program for Babies The Baby Signs? Program is a simple and fun program using sign language to communicate with hearing babies and toddlers before they can talk. Through two decades of academic research, including a long-term study funded by the National Institutes of Health, we know with certainty that the Baby Signs? Program yields the following exciting benefits for babies and their families: * Jumpstarts verbal language development * Promotes early literacy * Boosts intellectual achievement as measured by IQ at age 8?a full 12 points * Decreases frustration and aggression at home and in the classroom * Increases adults? respect for babies? abilities * Strengthens the adult-infant relationship * Fosters positive emotional development IQ. Baby Signs?, the ORIGINAL sign language program for hearing babies, has been bringing powerful, research-proven benefits to babies and their families around the world for over 25 years.