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Baby Signing Essentials

ISBN: 9781492612537

By: Nancy Cadjan

Published: 06/02/2015

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Description

Start “talking” with your baby today and discover what they’re really trying to tell you

With the gift of sign language, you can communicate with your child as early as four to six months, reduce tantrums, build verbal language skills, and create a stronger bond than ever!

Using trusted American Sign Language (ASL), Baby Signing Essentials is the go-to guide for parents, caregivers, and educators looking to create effective two-way communication. Designed to grow with your baby by covering physical, emotional, mental, and linguistic development at each age, this shows you how to start signing right from your baby’s birth or later on. Featuring:

•200 illustrated ASL signs (including 50 essential signs like MILK, MORE, and EAT)
•Easy-to-follow instructions to help you make each sign correctly
•Age-specific advice on working with infants, toddlers, and beyond
•Fun tips to incorporate signing into daily routines

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter One: Start the Adventure!

Learn what baby signing is, how it can help your baby, and when to start.

Chapter Two: Show Me! Four to Seven Months

Learn the steps to signing with your baby, including tips for creating a basis for lifelong communication.

Chapter Three: Watch Me! Eight to Twelve Months

Your baby is now ready to sign back! Learn how to use your baby’s communication clues to increase your ability to understand her.

Chapter Four: Let’s Communicate! Thirteen to Eighteen Months

Your baby is primed for communication and is motivated by all the new things he is learning. These easy strategies will develop these abilities to help you both communicate better.

Chapter Five: I Can Talk and Sign! Nineteen to Twenty-Four Months

Your baby is transitioning from signing to talking, but signing can still benefit your baby even after she can speak, including increasing her vocabulary.

Chapter Six: Now What? Two Years and Beyond

If your toddler is not speaking yet, signing will keep the communication going until he is ready. If your toddler is speaking, you can use his signing abilities to facilitate future learning.

Appendix A: Quick Review of Developmental Stages by Age

Appendix B: Signing with Children Who Have Special Needs

Alphabetical List of All Signs

About the Author

Excerpt

CHAPTER ONE

START THE ADVENTURE!

BABY SIGN LANGUAGE HAS BEEN featured everywhere from the news to the movies. But if you’re picking up this book

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 8 in
Width: 6 in
Weight: 0.00 oz
Page Count: 224 pages

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