My First Book of Baby Signs: 40 Essential Signs to Learn and Practice (Hardcover)
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Learn sign language alongside your baby with this adorable storybook for ages 0 to 3
Story time is the perfect time to practice sign language with your child. My First Book of Baby Signs is part storybook and part sign language guide, designed to encourage you and your baby to learn new words and signs as you read together. Practice communicating with important, everyday signs for everything from basics like "eat," "milk," and "mommy" to more advanced ideas like "help," "potty," and "I love you."
This book makes it fun and easy to learn helpful baby signs with:
- Storybook style—Each sign is paired with engaging text and charming illustrations of diverse families to help depict the meaning of the word.
- Interactive learning—Every page includes written and visual instructions that demonstrate how to sign properly and allow you and your baby to learn and practice together.
- 40 real ASL signs—These signs are the accurate and up-to-date versions from American Sign Language, and you'll even find a guide to the full alphabet and basic numbers.
This book of baby signs is the perfect way to start communicating with your baby before they learn to speak.
About the Author
LANE REBELO, LCSW, is the founder of Tiny Signs®, an award-winning baby sign language program providing classes, workshops, and professional trainings in the Boston area and online. Lane is a licensed social worker and worked for many years with families in the Boston area. Lane began studying American Sign Language in 2006 after her first baby was born and was amazed by all she had to say. She lives with her husband and two daughters in MetroWest Boston. You can find her online at TinySigns.net.
“Reading with your baby is such a special time. When paired with signs it can be a powerful experience creating a unique bond with your little one while also offering a peek inside your baby’s mind. But knowing where to start can be overwhelming to new parents. In this book, Lane guides you through practical and powerful signs to begin using with babies as soon as you begin reading together. Pairing her love of shared reading and American Sign Language, Lane’s caring and compassionate nature shines through the pages in her clear descriptions and thoughtfully chosen vocabulary. Every parent should own a copy of this book as they begin their journey in teaching early communication through American Sign Language.” —Abbey Cook, Speech Language Pathologist and Owner of Communication Junction
“In my clinical work, I care for children with Down syndrome and routinely recommend using signs to help promote early communication. For their families, and anyone interested in using American Sign Language signs with young children, My First Book of Baby Signs is a terrific resource. The picture book format allows families to easily incorporate practicing signs while reading out loud—simultaneously building vocabulary, modeling literacy skills, and engaging with their children. Having 40 practical and high-interest signs in one short volume provides families with key signs they can start using in daily life. The illustrations are wonderfully inclusive, and the instructions for the signs are clear. Fantastic!” —Emily Jean Davidson, MD, MPH?
“Using sign language with your baby and young toddler is a great way to reduce your child's frustration around communication and help them feel seen and heard. It creates a deeper level of communication than what is verbally possible at this tender age. Lane’s book uses beautiful illustrations and simple instructions that make teaching your baby or toddler sign language fun and interactive and promotes connection. This is a great opportunity to support your toddler’s development by helping them feel capable and increasing their sense of control.” —Devon Kuntzman, PCC, Toddler Parenting Expert and Founder of Transforming Toddlerhood