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My First Book of Sign
     

My First Book of Sign

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by Pamela J. Baker, Patricia Bellan Gillen
 

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My First Book of Sign, a full-color alphabet book, gives the signs for 150 of the words most frequently used by young children. The vocabulary comes from recognized word list sources such as the Dale List of 769 Easy Words. The proportion of word category choices (nouns, modifiers, and verbs) is based on early language acquisition research.

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My First Book of Sign, a full-color alphabet book, gives the signs for 150 of the words most frequently used by young children. The vocabulary comes from recognized word list sources such as the Dale List of 769 Easy Words. The proportion of word category choices (nouns, modifiers, and verbs) is based on early language acquisition research.

Readers do not have to know American Sign Language to enjoy My First Book of Sign; the book provides explanations of how to form each sign. This is a very special alphabet book appropriate for all children who are just beginning to read.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3 Arranged alphabetically and looking like an ABC book, this is both appealing and useful. Baker presents 150 nouns and verbs common to young children by showing the written word, a picture of the object it represents, and a child signing the word. An index and an alphabetical list of explanations of the way to form the sign are also included. The letter to parents, explaining the purpose and use of the book, loses some of its impact by being at the end instead of at the beginning of the book. Illustrations are brightly colored and have an even mixture of boys and girls of various racial backgrounds, some with hearing aids, some without. Some are a bit confusing because the chubby fingers are not always clearly distinguished from the thumb, but the descriptions in back help with clarification. Printed on glossy paper in a large format, this book is a good addition to sign language collections for children. Nancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Public Library, N.Y.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780930323202
Publisher:
Gallaudet University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1987
Series:
Awareness and Caring Series
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
880,699
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Pamela J. Baker is Assistant Professor of Biology at Bates College, Lewiston, ME, and the mother of a deaf child.

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My First Book of Sign 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a stay-at-home Mom who found that my 4 year old son, Ezra, has a strong desire to learn signing. He saw this book in a waiting room and fell in love with it. I had to run right out and purchase it so we could study it together. It is so much fun and stimulating for us both.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son is hard of hearing, he is almost 5 and already knows an abundance of sign language, but this was really his first book of sign. He loves it, as do I, it is easy to follow. Unlike alot of ASL books its a great foundation book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reviewing several books in basic sign language, this is THE one! As a mom of a pre-toddler and a speech-language pathologist, I found this book exceptional in it's presentation, ease and usefulness. The book presents easy signs for common words and items familiar to young children. Such words and signs include animals and toys, as well as several primary nouns. The pictures are basic, but have held the interest of my pre-toddler. I found it to be the perfect reference in trying to teach sign language to my daughter, as well as to children needing another avenue in which to communicate!