Baby Signing For Dummies [NOOK Book]

Overview

Packed with more than 150 illustrated signs

Now you're talking! Communicate with signing and strengthen your bond

Want to sign with your baby? This easy-to-use guide shows you how to use sign-language gestures to communicate with hearing infants and toddlers. Using ...

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Baby Signing For Dummies

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Overview

Packed with more than 150 illustrated signs

Now you're talking! Communicate with signing and strengthen your bond

Want to sign with your baby? This easy-to-use guide shows you how to use sign-language gestures to communicate with hearing infants and toddlers. Using baby-specific signing techniques, you'll see how to lessen frustration and crying, as well as teach signs for every part of baby's day. You may even improve baby's IQ!

Discover how to

  • Introduce signs to your baby
  • Get the whole family involved
  • Make bedtime easier with signs
  • Keep baby safe with signing
  • Overcome stumbling blocks
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118068557
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/20/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 284
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

Jennifer Hill Watson is the mom to three signing children. She began signing with her first daughter when her daughter was about 6 months old. At 41⁄2 years, her oldest now has over 300 signs. Jennifer’s second daughter is nearing 300 signs at age 31⁄2. Her son has 116 signs and 154 words at 19 months.
A former teacher, Jennifer has taught in both private schools and Houston public schools. She teaches signing classes for babies and their parents in the Houston area and helps lead the Houston Signing Babies support group both on the Web and at regular meetings.
Jennifer also speaks at national conferences to teachers on using American Sign Language in the classroom. Jennifer works with McGraw-Hill/Wright Group’s Early Childhood Division as an Early Childhood Consultant and teacher trainer. She volunteers as director of a preschool choir and leads confirmation classes with sixth graders in her church.
She has a bachelor of science from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas. Jennifer and her family currently live in Katy, Texas.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Talking Hands.

Chapter 1: Getting Onboard with Baby Signing.

Chapter 2: Introducing Signs to Your Baby.

Chapter 3: Warming Up: Signing Boot Camp.

Part II: Ready, Set, Sign!

Chapter 4: Signing 101: Some Basic Signs.

Chapter 5: Eat, Baby, Eat! Mealtime Signs.

Chapter 6: Signs to Help Keep Baby Safe and Sound.

Chapter 7: Bath and Bed Signs.

Part III: Signs for Everyday Life.

Chapter 8: Signing Stuff That Baby Wears.

Chapter 9: Signing Animals from A to Z.

Chapter 10: Signing in the Great Outdoors.

Part IV: Now We’re Talking.

Chapter 11: Signing Sentences.

Chapter 12: Overcoming Stumbling Blocks.

Chapter 13: How Long Do We Keep This Up?

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 14: Ten Reasons to Sign with Baby.

Chapter 15: Ten Signs Every Baby and Toddler Should Know.

Chapter 16: Ten (Or So) Songs to Sign.

Chapter 17: Ten (Or So) Signing Resources.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: The ASL Alphabet.

Appendix B: ASL Numbers.

Appendix C: ASL Colors.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2008

    Needs better organization

    The book was easy to read and learn the signs. It should have been organized better. Some signs have the description on on page and the picture of the sign on the next. The word and the picture should be together. Example -the sign for cow is on the page with horse (page 124)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2012

    Gkc2309

    When that other person said it was disorganized I didn't realize just how right they were. They show words on 1 page & then the pic on a different page. Had I realized just how disorganized it was I wouldn't have bought it. This book didn't help my child at all.

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