Baby Signing 1-2-3

ISBN: 9781402209789

By: Nancy Cadjan

Published: 08/01/2007

Packed full of pictures that show and explain each sign, Baby Signing 1-2-3 makes teaching American Sign Language easier than ever.

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THE EASY WAY TO “TALK” WITH BABY...AS SIMPLE AS 1-2-3 What if your baby could “talk” to you before he or she could actually speak? Sign Babies creator Nancy Cadjan brings years of expertise to Baby Signing 1-2-3, teaching you her unique and easy way of learning baby signing through rich illustrations. Baby Signing 1-2-3 provides specific signs and techniques for different age ranges, so you know how to work best with baby at each stage of development. Packed full of pictures that show and explain each sign, Baby Signing 1-2-3 makes learning and teaching baby signs a breeze, with: Pictures that clear away the confusion! With many signing books, it’s hard to understand how to make each sign correctly. Baby Signing 1-2-3 provides clear and helpful illustrations to help you, along with tips on helping baby understand. A large directory including more than 270 baby signs! Information for infants to toddlers and beyond. Sections give you targeted advice based on baby’s age. You’ll find perfect steps to help you start right from baby’s birth, or later in baby’s life! A trusted system using American Sign Language.

About the Author

Nancy Cadjan

Nancy Cadjan is the founder of Sign Babies ASL Flash Cards—the first illustrated sign language flash cards created for the youngest signers and their parents. Since sales began two years ago, Sign Babies has sold 40,000 sets and received the 2006 Cool Stuff Award from Preemie Magazine. Nancy has appeared on Good Things Utah, in Wasatch Woman Magazine, and Utah Valley Magazine and was named to the Daily Herald Top 100 Companies of 2006 list as a Trailblazer. She lives with her husband and two children in Utah.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments -

Preface -ix

Part I: A Developmental Look at Signing with Your Child
Each chapter gives an overview of your baby’s physical and linguistic development and abilities for the age. Specific signs, activities, and strategies appropriate for each age are discussed.

Chapter One: What Is Baby Sign Language? -
This chapter includes an overview of baby sign language—the history and research behind it, and what parents need to know.

Chapter Two: Birth to Three Months—I’m Just Not Ready Yet, But...
This chapter describes the development of your very young baby and why you should be talking to your baby as a preparation for signing with her.

Chapter Three: Four to Seven Months—I’m Ready to Start -
This chapter gives you the basic steps to start signing with your baby and includes tips to create a basis for lifelong communication.

Chapter Four: Eight to Twelve Months—Watch Me Sign
This chapter explains your baby’s development between eight and twelve months and why your baby is now ready to sign back. It also helps you to understand how to use your baby’s communication clues to increase your ability to understand her.

Chapter Five: Thirteen to Eighteen Months—I’m Ready for More, More, More
Your baby is primed for communication and is motivated by all the new things she is learning. This chapter explains why your baby is exploding with abilities and why signing comes more quickly at this time. It gives you specific strategies to help develop these abilities to help you both communicate better for life.

Chapter Six: Nineteen to Twenty-four Months—Look Who’s Talking . . . and Signing -
Your baby is ready for speaking. You may wonder how to transition from signing to talking and how signing can benefit your baby even once she can speak. This chapter covers these issues and also provides you with activities to increase your baby’s ability to learn to speak.

Chapter Seven: Two Years and Beyond—What Can I Do with Signing Now? -
Your toddler is speaking and interacting with new things every day. He still may sign things for a long time. But as he continues to grow in his communication abilities, things will change, and he will master speech. This chapter explains the things you and your child can do to use his signing abilities to facilitate future learning.

Chapter Eight: Signing with Children Who Have Special Needs
This chapter discusses the issues specific to children with special needs and what resources parents have to help them sign with these wonderful children. Signing can be an amazing experience for children who otherwise would not be able to express themselves due to physical or mental limits.


Excerpt from Chapter 1

Over the past few years, baby sign language has been featured everywhere from the news to big-screen motion pictures. All these sound bites and clips probably intrigued y...

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“Maybe you don’t know how to start, what technique to use, or even the signs themselves. This book has it all. In a super-friendly format with lots of illustrations and not too much te...

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Format: Paperback

Length: 9 in
Width: 7 in
Weight: 20.24 oz
Page Count: 288 pages


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