Knack Baby Sign Language: A Step-by-Step Guide to Communicating with Your Little One

Overview

Few children can communicate effectively before eighteen months of age, but sign language can allow baby and parent to reduce the frustration up to a year earlier. With more than 450 full-color photos, text, and sidebars, Knack Baby Sign Language provides a user-friendly, efficient method to learn and teach a baby sign language. Organized by age, it provides signs appropriate to use with babies, with toddlers, and with older children for whom signing with games, songs, and rhymes is enriching. The signs can also ...

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Overview

Few children can communicate effectively before eighteen months of age, but sign language can allow baby and parent to reduce the frustration up to a year earlier. With more than 450 full-color photos, text, and sidebars, Knack Baby Sign Language provides a user-friendly, efficient method to learn and teach a baby sign language. Organized by age, it provides signs appropriate to use with babies, with toddlers, and with older children for whom signing with games, songs, and rhymes is enriching. The signs can also be used with special needs children and those with delayed communication abilities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599216140
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2009
  • Series: Knack: Make It Easy Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 963,751
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Suzie Chafin was born hearing to two profoundly deaf parents, Margie and John Coggins-Peckham who met at Galludet University, a hearing impaired college for the deaf in Washington, D.C. Truly bi-lingual and bi-cultural, Suzie understands the Deaf community and culture as one who actively lived and breathed this world. Translating from an early age, American Sign Language was Suzie’s first language giving her a breadth of understanding of this complex language and community. Photographer John Grindstaff is former chair of the art department at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC and currently a professor of photography at this renowned university for the deaf. He regularly exhibits his woork at galleries in Washington, DC. As a student he completed an internship with renowned portrait photographer Annie Liebovitz.

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Table of Contents

Knack Series: Baby Sign LanguageTable of Contents Chapter One: Laying a Foundation Spread One Pictures: More, Eat, All Done, Sticky Note Feature (Meal time setting)Spread Two Pictures: Hungry, Drink, Milk, Full (meal time setting)Spread Three Pictures: Bib, Bottle, Apple, Banana (meal time setting)Spread Four Pictures: Yes, No, Look, Sticky Note Feature (play time setting)Spread Five Pictures: Sleepy, Tired, Hug, Kiss (bedtime setting)Spread Six Pictures: Read, Book, Again, Nap/Sleep (bedtime setting) Chapter Two: Sign Language StartersSpread One Pictures: Please, Thank you, Sorry, Welcome (playtime setting)Spread Two Pictures: Up, Down, Don’t Touch, Sticky Note Feature (playtime setting)Spread Three Pictures: Cookie, Cracker, Juice, Spoon (mealtime setting)Spread Four Pictures: Cow, Horse, Pig, Duck (bedtime setting or playtime – see storyboard for further description)Spread Five Pictures: Wait, Want, Stop, Sticky Note Feature (mealtime or playtime)Spread Six Pictures: Shoes (a), Shoes (b), Hat, Socks (playtime setting) Chapter Three: The World Around BabySpread One Pictures: Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa (playtime setting)Spread Two Pictures: Baby, Aunt, Uncle, Sticky Note Feature (playtime setting)Spread Three Pictures: Happy, Nice, Hurt, Mad (playtime setting)Spread Four Pictures: Lion, Elephant, Monkey, Sticky Note Feature (bedtime or playtime setting)Spread Five Pictures: Spider, Bug, Bee, Snake (playtime or bedtime setting)Spread Six Pictures: Wash, Dry, Towel, Lotion (bathroom setting) Chapter Four: Busy BabySpread One Pictures: Seat, Buckle, Road, Sticky Note Feature (I see this being used the most as parent is buckling the child into their car seat. I’m not sure what the best setting for this would be.)Spread Two Pictures: Music, Drums, Guitar, Sing (playtime)Spread Three Pictures: Hot, Cold, Big, Little (mealtime or playtime).Spread Four Pictures: Shampoo, Wash Face, Clean, Water (bathroom setting)Spread Five Pictures: Stars, Sun, Moon, Rainbow (bedtime setting)Spread Six Pictures: Blanket, Prayer, Teddy Bear, Sticky Note Feature (bedtime setting) Chapter Five: Baby is Learning MoreSpread One Pictures: Ball, Doll, Telephone, Camera (playtime setting) Spread Two Pictures: Pet, Cat, Fish, Sticky Note Feature (playtime setting) Spread Three Pictures: Girl, Boy, Friend, Play (playtime setting)Spread Four Pictures: brush hair, coat, pants, clothes (bedtime or playtime) Spread Five Pictures: School, Church, Home, Sticky Note Feature (play time setting) Spread Six Pictures: Mouse, Turtle, Rooster, Frog (playtime or bedtime) Chapter Six: A Full DaySpread One: Orange (fruit), Cheese, Chicken, Sticky Note Feature (mealtime setting)Spread Two: Wet, Bath, Bubbles, Smell (bathroom setting)Spread Three: Suck thumb, Pacifier, Diaper, Change (bedtime setting)Spread Four: Crayons, Paper, Paint, Dirty (playtime setting)Spread Five: In, Out, Under, Over (playtime setting)Spread Six: Love, Mean, Brave, Strong (playtime setting) Chapter Seven: Growing and PlayingSpread One: Much, Never, Not, Sure (playtime or bathroom setting)Spread Two: Give (a), Give (b) Now, Later (playtime setting)Spread Three: Cut or Scissors, Glue, Circle, Rectangle (playtime setting)Spread Four: Outside, Swing (a child on a swing, not swinging a bat), Bicycle, See Saw (Outside or playtime looking at pictures of these items).Spread Five: Share, Cars, Build, Sticky Note Feature (playtime setting)Spread Six: Night Night, Dreams (a), Dreams (b), I Love You (bedtime setting) Chapter Eight: Loving LifeSpread One: Bathroom, Stand, Down (toilet seat down), turn on (faucet) (bathroom setting)Spread Two: Go, Help, Lost, Slow (playtime setting)Spread Three: Hammer, Work, Sword, Sticky Note Feature (playtime setting)Spread Four: Pretty, Barrette, Lipstick, Purse (playtime setting)Spread Five: Policeman, Fireman, Princess, Ballerina (playtime setting) Spread Six: Piano, Bell, Violin, Sticky Note Feature (playtime setting) Chapter Nine: Fun and CelebrationsSpread One: Santa, Christmas (a), Christmas (b) Sticky Note Feature (playtime setting)Spread Two: Birthday (a), Birthday (b) Balloon (a), Balloon (b), (playtime setting)Spread Three: Candy, Gum, Taste, Good (playtime setting) Spread Four: Ugly, Sour, Scared, Excited (playtime setting)Spread Five: Friendly, Laugh, Shy, Surprise (playtime setting)Spread Six: Poison, Burn, Shock, Sticky Note Feature (playtime setting) Chapter Ten: Outside and InSpread One: Deer, Fox, Tiger, Raccoon (bedtime or playtime setting)Spread Two: Sheep (a), Sheep (b), Rabbit, Kangaroo (bedtime or playtime setting)Spread Three: Dog (a), Dog (b), Bird, Sticky Note Feature (bedtime or playtime setting)Spread Four: Computer, Game, On, Off (playtime setting)Spread Five: Go, Room, Window, Basement, (playtime setting)Spread Six: Open, Close, Cabinet, Sticky Note Feature (playtime setting) Chapter Eleven: Colors and PlacesSpread One: Black, White, Red, Blue (playtime setting)Spread Two: Purple, Pink, Green, Yellow (playtime setting)Spread Three: Light, Dark, Different, Sticky Note Feature (playtime setting)Spread Four: Doctor, Dentist, Pain, Medicine (bedtime or playtime settingSpread Five: Cook, strawberry, bread, egg (mealtime setting)Spread Six: Barber/Haircut, Library, Mail, Sticky Note Feature (playtime setting) Chapter Twelve: Fantastic FunSpread One: Throw, Walk, Swing (bat), Slide (outdoor setting)Spread Two: Feed, Animals, Goose, Sticky Note Feature (playtime setting)Spread Three: Subway, Motorcycle, Tractor, Fire Truck (playtime setting)Spread Four: Tree, Farm, Wind, Clouds (playtime setting)Spread Five: Dig, Plant, Flower, Sticky Note Feature (outdoor setting or playtime) Spread Six: Sled, Swim, Kick, Run (playtime setting) Chapter Thirteen: Exploring the WorldSpread One: Movie, Party, Restaurant, Zoo (playtime setting)Spread Two: Watch/Clock/Time, Maybe, Forget Sticky Note Feature (playtime setting)Spread Three: Barn, Fence, Grow (a), Grow (b) (outdoor or playtime)Spread Four: Boat, Horn (like beeping a horn on a car), Bored, Where (playtime setting)Spread Five: Airplane, Helicopter, Train, Sticky Note Feature (playtime setting)Spread Six: Meat, Peach, Sandwich, Vegetable (mealtime setting) Chapter Fourteen: Growing UpSpread One: Flush, Diaper, Toilet, Sticky Note Feature (bathroom setting)Spread Two: Stepstool, Toothbrush, towel, mirror (bathroom setting)Spread Three: Story (a), Story (b), sit, lie down (bedtime setting)Spread Four: Sister (a), Sister (b), Brother (a), Brother (b) (playtime setting)Spread Five: sweet, thirsty (a), thirsty (b), ice cream (mealtime setting)Spread Six: string (a), string (b), box (a), box (b) (playtime setting) Chapter Fifteen: Learning MoreSpread One: Talk, Quiet, Listen, Attention (playtime setting)Spread Two: Celebrate, Gift/present, Family, Sticky Note Feature (playtime setting)Spread Three: Dress-up, Indian, Make, Come (playtime setting)Spread Four: Tent, Soldier, World, Ride (playtime setting)Spread Five: Caterpillar, Butterfly, Crocodile/Alligator, Giraffe (playtime setting)Spread Six: Cry, Jealous (a), Jealous (b), smile (playtime setting) Chapter Sixteen: Signs for all AgesSpread One: Rain, Snow, Mittens/Gloves, Boots (playtime setting)Spread Two: Put Away, Toy (a), Toy (b), Sticky Note Feature (playtime setting)Spread Three: Fall Down, Climb, Drop, Jump (outdoor setting)Spread Four: Easter, Halloween, Valentine, Turkey (playtime setting)Spread Five: Glasses, Band Aid, Beard, Belt (playtime setting) Spread Six: Name, Hello, Goodbye, Sticky Note Feature (playtime setting) Chapter Seventeen: Numbers (all playtime using manipulatives such as cheerios, blocks, large counting tiles or beads)Spread One: 1,2,3,4Spread Two: 5, 6, 7, Sticky Note FeatureSpread Three: 8, 9, 10, 11Spread Four: 12, 13, 14, 15Spread Five: 16, 17, 18, 19Spread Six: 20, 100, Thousand Sticky Note Feature Chapter Eighteen: Finger play Fun (all in either a solid color background or in a circle time area in a playtime setting) Spread One: Itsy Bitsy Spider & I’m a Little Teapot Spread Two: Where is ThumbkinSpread Three: Head and ShouldersSpread Four: Teasing Mr. CrocodileSpread Five: Baby BumblebeeSpread Six: Wheels on the Bus Chapter Nineteen: More Finger play Fun (all in either a solid color background or in a circle time area in a playtime setting) Spread One: Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the BedSpread Two: He’s Got the Whole World in His HandsSpread Three: This Little Light of MineSpread Four: Peanut Butter and JellySpread Five: If You’re Happy and You Know itSpread Six: Kum Ba Ya Chapter Twenty: Resource Guide

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