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Baby Signs: How to Talk with Your Baby Before Your Baby Can Talkby Linda Acredolo
Synopses & Reviews
The Essential Parenting Guide- NOW COMPLETELY UPDATED AND EXPANDED! In 1982, child development experts Linda Acredolo, Ph.D., and Susan Goodwyn, Ph.D., discovered that babies can communicate with simple signs-even before they're able to talk. The result: Baby Signs, the groundbreaking technique that has changed parenting forever.
Now, with the widespread popularity of signing with hearing babies and new and exciting research findings to report, the authors have completely revised and expanded Baby Signs to create this indispensable new edition. Featuring an American Sign Language approach, as well as a set of “baby-friendly” alternatives, this comprehensive new program offers all the information any parent needs to join the hundreds of thousands of families around the world who are using Baby Signs to help their children communicate their “joys and fears without tears.” (Newsweek)
Inside you will find . . .
The bestselling parenting guide featured on "Oprah" and "Dateline" is revised and updated with 50 new signs to allow adults to communicate with their baby before the baby can talk.
Featuring 400 signs, this is the most comprehensive, user-friendly handbook for parents who want to enhance communication with any child through American Sign Language.
Laura Berg is one of the worldandrsquo;s go-to experts on baby sign language. The Baby Signing Bible makes her extensive research and easy-to-follow instructions available to all parents.
As confirmed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, infant sign language is a boon for enhancing communication between parents and babies, helping to forge an important bond early in a childandrsquo;s life. The Baby Signing Bible provides step-by-step instructions for parents and other caregivers, as well as insight into why baby sign language is useful for children of all ages. Kids with special needs can also benefit greatly from this program. Featuring 400 signs, the book covers essential nouns such as milk, verbs such as eat, and descriptors such as more. In addition, The Baby Signing Bible features real-life stories from parents who have successfully signed with their children, along with fun songs and games that help families learn to andldquo;sign and sing.andrdquo; Confidence-building illustrations enhance the basics for mastering vocabulary words.
About the Author
Linda Acredolo,Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of California at Davis, is an internationally recognized scholar in the field of child development. She is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society and has served as an associate editor of the prestigious journal, Child Development. She is also a member of the Parents magazine advisory board.
Susan Goodwyn, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the California State University at Stanislaus, has served as a project director and co-principle investigator for several longitudinal research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Kellogg Foundation. She currently serves as president of Baby Signs, Inc., an infant and toddler educational products company.
Table of Contents
1.Introducing Baby Signs
2.How to Baby Sign
3.A World of Baby Signs
4.Off and Running with Baby Signs
5.From Signs to Speech
Baby Signs Dictionary
Further Research and Readings
Baby Signs Resources
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