My First Baby Signs

My First Baby Signs

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by Linda Acredolo, Penny Gentieu, Susan Goodwyn, Susan Goodwyn
     
 

Babies have a lot to say! My First Baby Signs introduces ten of the most popular signs and provides parents a place to begin. Once baby waves bye–bye, the possibilities are endless.

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

Overview

Babies have a lot to say! My First Baby Signs introduces ten of the most popular signs and provides parents a place to begin. Once baby waves bye–bye, the possibilities are endless.

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

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
My First Baby Signs by Linda Acredolo and Susan Goodwyn, with photos by Penny Gentieu, illustrate nine commonsense gestures to help babies with nonverbal communication. For example, a throwing motion indicates a ball, while opening and closing the palms symbolizes a book. (May) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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 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 throw a ball to indicate a desire to play throw and catch with a friend or adult, they can put their fist to the ear in a pretend telephone conversations and they can sniff to express pleasure or displeasure with a particular scent. This board book is filled with attractive babies form 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 Baby Signs for Mealtime. 2002, HarperFestival/HarperCollins,
— Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060090746
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Edition description:
BOARD
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
343,825
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 6.66(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
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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This book was Colin's favorite, and helped him to learn these baby signs very quickly. I am eager to introduce the other 'First Baby Sign' books to him.