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Nita's First Signs

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Baby sign language makes it easy to communicate with your child, and Nita makes it fun! Nita's First Signs teaches ten essential signs for every parent and child to know, including eat, more, hungry, milk, all done, ball, play, love, please, and thank you. A simple story about Nita and her parents teaches each sign in context, and repetition throughout each story makes the ...more
Board book, 12 pages
Published March 2018 by Familius
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Mandy Al-Bjaly
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I wish my little girl was younger so I could really use this book on her, because it is fantastic!!!! It is called Nita's First Signs and is by Kathy MacMillan, with illustrations by Sara Brezzi.

My husband and I read the book together, trying the signs. It was fun. We practiced on each other too.

The book is very bright and user-friendly. Each page has simple situations that occur between the baby, Nita, and her parents.

The book has flaps that slide out of the thick, high-quality board pages, tha
Cat Fithian
Thick cardboard pages, sturdy construction for moveable parts, simple signs, warm family interactions. This would make a good read-aloud or 1X1 sharing. Excellent book.
Kathy MacMillan
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
OK, so I'm a little biased since I wrote this book. But the thing with picture books is that the author only does so much - and I am just as delighted as readers are by the beautiful illustrations and quality design that brought this book to life. I couldn't be prouder of the final product and I hope readers will feel the same way!
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a delightful addition to an early childhood collection. The concept and format are unlike anything I've seen before. It's a board book that is made of high quality materials. The sturdy tabs along the side of the book invite children and their grown-ups to explore the book together. The sliding "windows" on each page are fun to manipulate, and encourage child/adult engagement in the reading experience. Behind each sliding window the reader will find additional text and illustrations that de ...more
First sentence: Nita is in her high chair eating crackers. Nita likes crackers. All done? Daddy signs. Eat more, signs Nita.

Premise/plot: This board book is designed to teach caregivers and their little ones ten signs that they can use to communicate with one another. The ten signs included are: all done, eat, more, please, thank you, hungry, milk, ball, play, and love. The board book has sliding pages which reveal the signs and give a description.

My thoughts: I enjoyed this one. I did. I'm not
Babies to Bookworms
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This innovative board book is a fun way to explore signs with kids. The story follows Nita and her parents as they communicate with both words and signs. Each sturdy tabbed page focuses on a new word in ASL, weaving it into the story and adding on to previously learned words. The tabs pull out to reveal hidden instructions for performing the sign, making it easy for parents and kids to learn together. We have been having so much fun with this book! I love the heartwarming story, and my daughter ...more
Sue Poduska
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I don't often give five stars, but this heart-warming little board book deserves it. Communication is never easy, but this may help. Beautifully illustrated to assist the pre-reader, the signs are clear and could spur both parents and children to learn more.
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Liked the illustrations; wasn't sure if I liked the flaps at first.
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great board book that teaches kids and adults basic signs through a story.
Library Lady Terri
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
The format of this book is great to enable the reader to learn the signs being introduced.
Ruth Ann
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Attractive board book with tabs and gliding/sliding openings for explicit signs.
Rebecca Ann
This book is the greatest! I love the pull-tab pages, it feels very sturdy. What a great find!
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Kathy MacMillan is a writer, American Sign Language interpreter, librarian, signing storyteller, and avowed Hufflepuff. She writes picture books (the Little Hands Signing series, Familius Press), children’s nonfiction (She Spoke: 14 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World, Familius Press), and young adult fantasy. Her debut young adult novel, Sword and Verse (2016) was a finalist for t ...more