Sign Language for Kids: A Fun & Easy Guide to American Sign Language by Lora Heller, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Sign Language for Kids: A Fun & Easy Guide to American Sign Language

Sign Language for Kids: A Fun & Easy Guide to American Sign Language

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by Lora Heller
     
 
From the ABCs and the “1-2-3s” to full sentences, this fun guide, illustrated with photos of children signing, teaches youngsters all the basics of American Sign Language (ASL). They’ll start with the alphabet and counting, and move on to vocabulary for family, pets, and the home; things at school; days of the week; colors; favorite foods; sports and

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From the ABCs and the “1-2-3s” to full sentences, this fun guide, illustrated with photos of children signing, teaches youngsters all the basics of American Sign Language (ASL). They’ll start with the alphabet and counting, and move on to vocabulary for family, pets, and the home; things at school; days of the week; colors; favorite foods; sports and hobbies; and much more. Often, a sentence accompanies the sign, so that kids can grasp the use of verbs and other parts of ASL grammar. There are even explanations of how to change a statement into a question just by changing your facial expression. Now, even hearing kids can communicate easily with deaf friends or family members and have secret conversations whenever they want.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Sign language is becoming a popular second language, not only to talk with the deaf, but to share secret conversations with friends or to communicate in a noisy place. Vocabulary is depicted in colorful, clear pictures of five different children demonstrating the signs and is arranged by topics such as family, school, animals, foods, feelings, and sports. Each picture includes a caption describing how to make the sign. Some give hints to help you remember the motion such as the sign for bicycle looks like you are pedaling a bike or the sign for understand looks like a light bulb is going off in your mind. The introduction includes a short history of American Sign Language and explains that the language originated in France and that there is a university specifically for the deaf in Washington D.C. The ending chapters deal with practical words, questions, and sentence structure. Words can easily be found using the index at the back of the book, the table of contents or browsing through the topics. This book is a helpful adjunct for anyone (not just kids) who wants to learn sign language. 2004, Sterling Publishing Co, Ages 4 up.
—Janet L. Rose

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402706721
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
46,913
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
840L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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