Baby Signs for Mealtime

Baby Signs for Mealtime

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by Linda Acredolo, Penny Gentieu, Susan Goodwyn
     
 

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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
It takes a little time for babies to actually communicate with words. They do communicate with sounds almost immediately, but they can also learn signs or gestures to get their needs and feelings across. In Baby Signs for Mealtime, simple gestures allow babies and toddlers to communicate what they see, what they need, and even how they feel. For example they can pretend to eat certain foods, use a fingertip to palm to indicate a desire for more, blow on something hot. This board book is filled with attractive babies from a variety of ethnic heritages expressing themselves through motions. The authors, both with Ph.Ds, note that using signs can reduce frustrations and tantrums and help babies learn to talk sooner. They also encourage parents and caregivers to start early�when a child starts to wave bye-bye and when using signs say the words. There really is no limitation�parents and babies can make up plenty of signs of their own. A companion book to My First Baby Signs. 2002, HarperFestival/HarperCollins,
— Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060090739
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/07/2002
Edition description:
BOARD
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
159,440
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 4 Years

Meet 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.

Penny Gentieu is a professional and fine art photographer. Her photographs have been exhibited and published worldwide and she has to her credits over 150 magazine covers, including Time, Life, Newsweek, and Parents. She is the author of five books including Wow! Babies! which was named the Parent's Magazine Best Board Book of the Year

Susan Goodwyn, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the California State University at Stanislaus, received her Masters of Science with First Honors from the University of London and her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, Davis. Based upon research conducted with collaborator Dr. Linda Acredolo 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. Goodwyn and Acredolo 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.

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Baby Signs for Mealtime 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
emilyinmichigan More than 1 year ago
Gave this to my daughter for her first birthday. We had already been working on various "baby signs" and she did several. This book is a nice companion to parental demonstration of signs. The pictures are engaging and easily communicate the signs. My daughter loves to look at the faces of the little ones in the book and makes the signs being shown. My 3-year son loves this book too. He likes to show the signs to his little sister!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book! My 20 month old daughter doesn't talk yet, so we use a lot of signs. I picked up this book to help her learn some more. We have had this book for 1 week and she now makes the signs as I turn the pages of the book! I am so proud of her, and thankful that someone thought to create this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first sign language book we purchased and it has been great. Since there are long periods several times a day eating in the high chair, I decided to use the time to learn, as well as eat. This book shows simple signs and sweet babies doing the signs so your child can relate.