Baby Signing Book (2nd edition)
This resource includes 450 ASL signs that adults can use with children 6 months to 3 years old. ASL stands for American Sign Language. How do you teach a baby ASL if you are not familiar with it? By teaching basic words/signs like eat, milk, more your baby learns to imitate you and then sees the results of their signing – they are communicating! This book makes it easy to expand on basic signs as your child is ready. Parents and teachers could even use this guide with special needs children. You see very simple, clear illustrations showing the gestures and you can record the date you introduced it as well as the date your child produced the sign themselves. It is a thorough book with about everything one needs to know to get started! 288 pgs, pb. ~Sara
The interest surrounding baby signing continues to increase as more and more parents embrace this special world of communication, which allows babies to communicate before they can talk. Sign language gives them a way to express their wants and needs, easing frustration for both baby and parent. Being able to communicate effectively with a very young child is positively thrilling.
Part 1 of the book is an introduction to signing with babies and young children, providing the basic knowledge, skills and strategies to get started. Age-specific guidelines offer advice on signing with children from birth to age 3 and up.
Part 2 is a handy dictionary of 450 ASL signs, each clearly illustrated with tips on how to form and remember the signs.
Part 3 provides favorite songs and rhymes to sign with a child.
Special features include:
* The top 5 signing tips
* A program that parents can customize according to their family's needs Answers to frequently asked questions
* Instructions on the 5 distinct components of ASL signs: body space, hand shape, movement, palm orientation, and facial expression
* Age-specific advice on how to teach sign language as a child develops.
By simply following this book, a special world of communication awaits.