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The baby signing book : includes 450 ASL signs for babies & toddlers /
Sara Bingham ; illustrated by Jamie Villanueva.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Toronto : R. Rose, 2013.
description
288 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
9780778804512 :
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
added author
imprint
Toronto : R. Rose, 2013.
isbn
9780778804512 :
catalogue key
9816382
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Sara Bingham is the proud mom of two signing children and the founder of WeeHands, a sign language program with instructors across North America. Sara holds a BA in Linguistics and one in Psychology, as well as an honors post-graduate diploma in Communicative Disorders. She is a frequent contributor to and moderator for parenting magazines and baby-related websites. WeeHands has been featured extensively in national newspapers, magazines and television.
Summaries
Main Description
Now with 100 additional American Sign Language (ASL) symbols plus more case studies. 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.
Main Description
This second edition (9780778804512) replaces the first edition (9780778801634) Now with 100 additional American Sign Language (ASL) symbols plus more case studies. 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.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Before a baby can talk and before a toddler can say completely understandable words, they still have important things to say. They do understand what they see and are able to communicate through sign language. This book teaches parents 350 language signs, with clear instructions for each one.
Main Description
Babies can learn to sign before they can speak, and sign language gives them a way to express their wants and needs, easing their frustration. It allows parents to know what their babies are thinking, curb challenging behavior, and have fun "chatting" about daily activities. A special world of communication awaits you, where you will create wonderful memories that will last your family a lifetime. With this easy-to-follow program, you and your baby will enjoy learning American Sign Language (ASL) signs. This quick and comprehensive course in baby signing features a program that parents can customize according to their family's needs and offers age-specific advice on how to teach sign language as your child grows and develops. Three Great Reasons to use American Sign Language (ASL) with your baby: It allows babies to communicate before they can talk. Research supports and encourages its use. The ability to sign enhances learning and may lessen frustrations. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. 6
Baby Signing Basics
A Quick Course in Baby Signingp. 12
Sign Language Developmentp. 26
Signing with Your Young Baby (0 to 6 Months)p. 37
Signing with Your Older Baby (6 to 12 Months)p. 50
Signing with Your Young Toddler (12 to 18 Months)p. 67
Signing with Your Older Toddler (18 to 24 Months)p. 79
Signing with Your Young Preschooler (2 to 2½ Years)p. 89
Signing with Your Older Preschooler (2½ to 3 Years)p. 95
Signing with Your Special Needs Childp. 104
Baby Sign Dictionary
How to Use This Dictionaryp. 110
Songs for Signing
How to Sign and Singp. 266
Resourcesp. 277
Referencesp. 282
Indexp. 286
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