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The Baby Signing Book: Includes 350 ASL Signs for Babies and Toddlers Paperback – September 27, 2007
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With the dictionary of 300 symbols, this handbook makes for a user-friendly and comprehensive baby signing book! (Georgia Family)
With the dictionary of 300 symbols, this handbook makes for a user-friendly and comprehensive baby signing book! (Georgia Family ) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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1. A Quick Course in Baby Signing
2. Sign Language Development
3. Signing with Your Young Baby (0-6 mos)
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5. " (12-18 mos)
and so on through 3 years
Also included "Signing with Your Special Needs Child" and "How to Sign and Sing." (Classic songs like "The Itsy Bitsy Spider, "Old MacDonald" and "The Wheels on the Bus"; and ones that are put to classic songs but that help reinforce your sign-vocab like the "Change Your Diaper Song" put to "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain.")
The rest of the book is a picture dictionary of words you will want to use when communicating with your child. Pretty much every word I have looked up in order to sing nursery songs is there. Sometimes I look for a word and it isn't there, but this doesn't happen often. And these are usually words that are not specifically geared for the little guys. It makes me hopeful that there will be a part two one day.
The pictures are very helpful and clearly drawn and labeled. I keep it in my nursery and refer to it whenever I am talking to my daughter and don't have a "key word" in my sign language knowledge.
If you are looking to get started with sign language, I recommend the DVDs I mentioned at the beginning AND this book.
Great book! I highly suggest getting this book if you want to communicate with your LO earlier!
I tried teaching my son starting around 3 months as suggested, but no real progress with it until 6-9 months, so I will wait until then with my next child. My son is now 2 and he has really great language skills--huge vocabulary. He still signs for "please" and a few other things, but I think the reason he vocalizes so many words is that he learned them through signing first.
I decided to teach my grandson signing because of my concern about him being able to communicate with his parents if he doesn't like a babysitter or something that makes him sad. So many babies are in the hands of daycare, nannies or babysitters without a means to communicate their experience. I know there are many superb daycare providers! I just want my grandson to participate in the choice for him. It will be a while before he can sign so I will babysit him until then. It is such a joy! Picking the rights words to teach first is key. The book gives excellent suggestions on how to give meaning to the words you choose.