Baby Signs for Mealtime

Baby Signs for Mealtime

By Linda Acredolo; Susan Goodwyn; Penny Gentieu (Illustrator)

HarperFestival, Board Books, 9780060090739, 1pp.

Publication Date: May 2002


Babies want to express their needs, especially at mealtime. Through baby signing, they can communicate when they want more, when something is too hot, or even to let everyone know it‘s ‘all gone!‘

Baby signing is easy and natural. Infants and toddlers can learn how to say what they need, what they see, and even what they feel long before their vocal chords are developed enough to let them use actual words. Both books include the most popular signs and provide parents a place to begin ‘talking‘ with their little one from the start. In this revolutionary breakthrough in parent child communication, parents have a priceless window into their young child‘s mind and heart.

About the Author
Dr. Linda Acredolo is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of California at Davis and an internationally recognized scholar in the field of child development. Based upon research conducted with collaborator Dr. Susan Goodwyn and funded by the National Institutes of Health, she and Dr. Goodwyn co-authored the best-selling book entitled BABY SIGNS: How to Talk With Your Baby Before Your Baby Can Talk, and founded the Baby Signs Institute. Continuing their mission to bridge the gap between research labs and family living rooms, Drs. Acredolo and Goodwyn published two additional bestselling books for parents, Baby Minds: Brain-building Games Your Baby Will Love and Baby Hearts: A Guide to Giving Your Child an Emotional Head Start. Dr. Acredolo serves on the Advisory Board for PARENTS Magazine and is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society.

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Penny Gentieu is a New York professional photographer who has specialized in photographing babies and children for the past 12 years. Her photographs are exhibited and published worldwide, and she has to her credit over 100 magazine covers, including Time, Newsweek, American Baby, Baby Talk, New York, USA Weekend, and Parents. Penny is the author/photographer of Wow! Babies, to be published by Crown Publishing in Fall 1997.