Signing Smart with Babies and Toddlers
A Parent's Strategy and Activity Guide
Publication Date: April 28, 2005
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A Fun, Easy Way to Talk with Your Baby
Babies can communicate with their hands long before they can speak. Using American Sign Language (ASL), Dr. Michelle Anthony and Dr. Reyna Lindert have created the simple and successful Signing Smart system to teach parents how to integrate signing into everyday life with their hearing children. Through the more than seventy activities presented in this book, parents will learn the tools and strategies they need to understand how to introduce signing and build their child's sign and word vocabulary.
Using ASL signs and Signing Smart with hearing infants and toddlers has many benefits, including:
-reducing frustration and tantrums
-allowing children to express what they need or want
-fostering communication and promoting learning
By using these practical, easy-to-learn methods, parents and babies-from as young as five months old to preschool age-can "converse" through signs at mealtime, bath time, playtime, or anytime.
Featuring the Signing Smart Illustrated Dictionary, with 130 signs.
Michelle Anthony, M.A., Ph.D., and Reyna Lindert, Ph.D., are child development researchers and educators. They founded Wide-Eyed Learning, LLC, which teaches parents and educators the Signing Smart approach to using ASL signs with hearing babies and toddlers. They live with their husbands and signing children in Centennial, Colorado, and Beaverton, Oregon, respectively.
"Practical techniques and activities for the latest trend in child development."--Publishers Weekly