Jeane, June 4, 2008 (view all comments by Jeane)
Presented in this book is the idea that you can teach your older baby / young toddler simple sign language to facilitate communication before they're able to talk. It cuts down on frustration from having a wailing toddler who just points or screams, and you have no idea what they want. This book briefly outlines why it's helpful to teach sign language to babies, and how to do it (in very specific steps). There are about 140 ASL signs described, although I didn't find them all useful with a toddler.
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