Synopses & Reviews
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 world’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 child’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 “sign and sing.” Confidence-building illustrations enhance the basics for mastering vocabulary words.
Long before they?re able to talk, babies have a whole lot to say. With this adorable board book of essential signs, babies and toddlers can easily learn how to communicate their needs, wants, and feelings?and even make basic observations?with a simple gesture. Studies show that babies who use sign language feel less frustrated, throw fewer tantrums, and often learn to talk more easily. Just point to a sign in the book, say the word while making the sign, and the baby will soon be signing. Communicating a wet diaper or a hungry belly, asking for help or saying ?all done? becomes as easy as waving hello or good-bye. And these are just a few of the thirteen signs inside this small and adorably illustrated board book, perfect for little hands?and minds?to grasp.
About the Author
Laura Berg is the founder of My Smart Hands, a worldwide program for teaching sign language to hearing children. She holds a master’s degree in education and is certified in ASL and deaf studies. She lives in Toronto with her husband and their two children.