Toddler Sing and Sign: Improve Your Child's Vocabulary and Verbal Skills the Fun Way - Through Music and Play by Anne Meeker Miller
Toddler Sing and Sign is a play-based program, including an award-winning music CD, for teaching toddlers simple American Sign Language. The program, which features more than fifty words and signs easily learned through song, is convenient to incorporate into children's daily routine. It includes signs for animals, colors, actions, and other key words toddlers use to communicate their wants and needs. It also shows how learning sign language helps verbal toddlers improve language, learning, and motor skills while preventing tantrums and more.
Anne Meeker Miller, PhD, is the founder of Baby Sing & Sign, a language and music enrichment program for hearing infants and toddlers. She teaches the Sing & Sign series and seminars at a major medical center in the Kansas City area, where she shares information about the benefits of music, sign language, and play for young children, and gives easy and practical strategies for incoporating all three into families' daily lives.
Currently a music therapist for the early childhood special education program of the Blue Valley School District in Overland Park, KS, Dr. Meeker Miller has taught music to students from preschool to college levels. She received the Excellence in Teaching Award given by the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and the Kansas City Star, and is the recipient of the 2004 Kansas Educator of the Year in Arts and Disabilities Award given by Accessible Arts, Inc. and the Kansas State Board of Education. She holds national board certification in music therapy from the American Music Therapy Association. Dr. Meeker Miller lives in Olathe, Kansas, with her husband and three sons.