Little Hands & Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together

Little Hands & Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together

by Kathy MacMillan


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937589394
Publisher: Huron Street Press
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,249,188
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Kathy MacMillan is a freelance writer, a sign-language interpreter, and a librarian. She is the author of A Box Full of Tales and Try Your Hand at This! and coauthor of Kindergarten Magic and Storytime Magic. She presents programs for thousands of children and parents each year, teaching basic American Sign Language through stories, songs, and games. She lives in Owing Mills, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Why Sign? 1

Signing with Your Baby or Toddler 1

Signing with Your Preschooler 2

Signing with Your Special Needs Child 2

About American Sign Language 4

Chapter 2 The Developing Child, the Developing Brain 7

Chapter 3 Signing and Early Literacy 11

What Is Early Literacy? 11

How Signing Enhances Early Literacy 12

Reading and Signing with Your Child 15

Eight Tips for Reading Aloud with Your Child 15

Building Blocks of Language 16

Chapter 4 Signing in Action 17

When to Start 17

Stages of Signing Development 19

Helpful Hints 20

No Magic Pill 22

Chapter 5 Signing at Home 25

Waking Up 25

Getting Dressed 29

Diaper and Potty 33

Mealtime 36

Bath Time 42

Bedtime 46

Family 52

Chapter 6 Staying Safe and Having Fun 59

Safety and Health 59

Feelings 66

Manners 68

Playtime 71

Chapter 7 Out and About 77

On the Town 77

In the Waiting Room 88

Transportation 90

Nature 94

Seasons 100

Chapter 8 Concepts 107

ABCs 107

Numbers 111

Colors 114

Appendix A More Resources for Signing with Young Children 117

Appendix B More Resources for Early Literacy and Child Development 121

Appendix C Craft Templates 123

Works Cited 133

Index of Activities by Age 135

Signs Index 139

General Index 143

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so cool. I liked the pictures I thought they were easier to understand than a lot of signing books. It had more stuff you could do everyday like songs to sing at bathtime and things like that. Instead of just showing you the signs it also showed how you could use them with your kids.