Baby Signing for Dummies
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Baby Signing for Dummies

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Have you thought about signing with your baby or toddler? Parents and caregivers are discovering the benefits of using American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate with children long before they can speak. Some studies show that signing babies talk sooner, have larger vocabularies, and have fewer tantrums!"Baby Signing For Dummies" gives you the skills to connect in a meani...more
ebook, 284 pages
Published April 20th 2011 by For Dummies (first published January 1st 2006)
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Of this and Baby Sign Language Basics, I think the latter is the better overall guide. Both are acceptable, however.

The Dummies book does actually do a better job of explaining how to physically make many of the signs, which is very helpful for someone who's new to sign language. (Oh, I've been taught the alphabet, which I've repeatedly forgotten, but that's about it.) The other book, however, has far more signs organized in a manner that is more likely to be helpful on the fly. Baby Sign Langua...more
I got this from the library along with some other baby signing books. This one had, by far, the best selection of signs to teach your baby, at least to start. I wanted everyday words, not 50 different types of animals or fruit and veggies that my daughter was only eating in puree form at the time. I can see where those things would be fun later on, but to start with I wanted some basics which some of the other books seemed to lack.

This book also had the alphabet and colors in it unlike most of t...more
I loved this book! I thought it was a great introduction to signing with your baby. It covers how and why you should do it and includes pretty detailed illustrations and descriptions for the most common signs a parent would want to teach their child.

I still think it's easier to learn how to sign by watching someone do it than seeing a book illustration, though.

Also, I thought it was unusual that the author recommends starting signing at birth but only starting with 5 or 6 signs. Her logic is tha...more
The illustrations for hand movements were very clear and easy to follow. I used this book when I worked in Special Education so I could use basic signs to communicate with deaf students. I like the 'Dummies' books because they aren't pushy or confrontational. I also used this book to teach my baby sign language. We did sign religiously until he turned ten months. He never caught on so I gave up. Yes, I'm lazy, and so's my kid so we're just doomed either way.
I read this book to learn baby sign language for the baby and I liked this book becuse it has lots of pictures and easy for the siblings to pick up the sign language also.
Reminds me of Meet The Fockers. Too funny.
Good overview of basic signs for baby
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