Teach Your Baby to Sign, Revised and Updated 2nd Edition

Teach Your Baby to Sign, Revised and Updated 2nd Edition by Monica Beyer

An Illustrated Guide to Simple Sign Language for Babies and Toddlers - Includes 30 New Pages of Signs and Illustrations!

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Format: Paperback / softback, 208 Pages
ISBN: 9781592336982
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
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Better communication is right around the corner with Teach Your Baby to Sign.

You may feel like you can't possibly be any closer with your young child, but the truth is, you can--through sign language.

The gift of signing helps children communicate well before they have the verbal ability to do so. Whether you have a young child who hasn't started talking yet, or a child with special needs, signing can open the door to better understanding and connection.

In this revised and updated edition of the original Teach Your Baby to Sign, you'll find more than 200 easy-to-learn signs--all beautifully illustrated!--that you and your child can use to enhance your communication and understand more fully what your little one wants and needs.

Parenting expert Monica Beyer provides you with 30 new pages of content, including new signs, photographs, and illustrations, as well as an improved layout (popular signs and opposites, such as on/off, listed first in each chapter). You'll find it easy to navigate and begin signing right away. On top of that, you'll find tips and activities to keep you and your child motivated, so that sign language becomes a welcome part of your daily life!

Better communication is right around the corner with Teach Your Baby to Sign.

Monica Beyer is a mom of four and author of Baby Talk and Teach Your Baby to Sign. She writes for SheKnows, Pregnancy and Baby, and allParenting, and is an editor for Mommalogues. Her main areas of focus are baby sign language, attachment parenting, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, and baby wearing. 

Format: Paperback / softback, 208 Pages
ISBN: 9781592336982
Illustrations: 45 color photos
Size: 7.625 in x 9.375 in x 0.625 in / 193.68 mm x 238.12 mm x 15.875 mm
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Contents
 
Introduction: Teach Your Baby to Sign!
Why Sign?
Using American Sign Language
A Brief History of Baby Signing
Myth Busting 
How to Sign
Troubleshooting
Milestones
 
Chapter 1: Signing the Alphabet
 
Chapter 2: Routines and Needs
Using Common Activities
Activity: “This is the way we…”
 
Chapter 3: Animals
Animals Are All Around
Creating Opportunities
Activity: Magazine Zoo
 
Chapter 4: Fun and Nature
            Hanging Out and Having Fun
Activity: Outings!
 
Chapter 5: Let’s Eat!
Motivation and Routine—the Perfect Combo!
Activity: Grocery Shopping
 
      Chapter 6: On the Move
Vehicles and Travel
Activity: I Spy Vehicles!
 
Chapter 7: People and Places
                  Let’s Go Visiting!  
                  Involving Family Members
Activity: Easing Transition in a New Place
 
       Chapter 8: Advanced Concepts
Going Beyond the Basics
Signing in a Two-Language Household
Activity: Big and Little, Off and On
Activity: “If You’re Happy and You Know It …”
 
Chapter 9: Teaching the Rainbow
Teaching Colors
Activity: Using Felt Squares
 
Resources
Acknowledgments
About the Author