• Family & Relationships

Sign With Your Baby

How to Communicate With Infants Before They Can Speak
Author: Joseph Garcia
Publisher: Sign2Me
ISBN: 9780966836707
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 106
View: 7124
You and your baby can enjoy the excitement and extraordinary benefits of two-way communication long before your baby can speak. Why wait for babies to talk to tell you what they want, need and understand? This priceless treasure is in your hands. You can unlock this treasure with the Complete Learning Kit. The Complete Learning Kit includes all three SIGN with your BABY products: The instructional video (NTSC), the book and the Quick Reference Guide.

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Sign with Your Baby

Quick Reference Guide
Author: Joseph Garcia
Publisher: Sign2Me
ISBN: 9780966836721
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 106
View: 5577
Illustrates 54 of the most commonly-used ASL (American Sign Language) signs. This attractive, laminated reference is designed to provide you with easy visual access to some of the most commonly-used and useful ASL signs, helping you take advantage of the moments when your baby is ready to learn. It also gives you the means to monitor your baby's progress and to teach other caregivers (grandparents, babysitters, etc.) the signs your child already knows.

    • Family & Relationships

Signing Smart with Babies and Toddlers

A Parent's Strategy and Activity Guide
Author: Michelle Anthony, M.A., Ph.D.,Reyna Lindert, Ph.D.
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466823674
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 256
View: 9414
A Fun, Easy Way to Talk with Your Baby Babies can communicate with their hands long before they can speak. Using American Sign Language (ASL), Dr. Michelle Anthony and Dr. Reyna Lindert have created the simple and successful Signing Smart system to teach parents how to integrate signing into everyday life with their hearing children. Through the more than seventy activities presented in this book, parents will learn the tools and strategies they need to understand how to introduce signing and build their child's sign and word vocabulary. Using ASL signs and Signing Smart with hearing infants and toddlers has many benefits, including: -reducing frustration and tantrums -allowing children to express what they need or want -facilitating speaking -fostering communication and promoting learning By using these practical, easy-to-learn methods, parents and babies-from as young as five months old to preschool age-can "converse" through signs at mealtime, bath time, playtime, or anytime. Featuring the Signing Smart Illustrated Dictionary, with 130 signs.

    • Family & Relationships

Sign with Your Baby - ASL Baby Sign Language Complete Learning Kit (DVD Edition)

How to Communicate with Infants Before They Can Speak
Author: Joseph Garcia
Publisher: Sign2Me
ISBN: 9781932354010
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 112
View: 1676
This new version of the award-winning Sign with Your Baby program contains menu-driven features to make learning American Sign Language (ALS) easier and more fun. Includes a 114-page ASL-based book, a training DVD, and a quick reference guide. Pkg.

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Baby Signs: How to Talk with Your Baby Before Your Baby Can Talk, Third Edition


Author: Linda Acredolo,Susan Goodwyn,Doug Abrams
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071615040
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 208
View: 8781
The Essential Parenting Guide- NOW COMPLETELY UPDATED AND EXPANDED! In 1982, child development experts Linda Acredolo, Ph.D., and Susan Goodwyn, Ph.D., discovered that babies can communicate with simple signs-even before they're able to talk. The result: Baby Signs, the groundbreaking technique that has changed parenting forever. Now, with the widespread popularity of signing with hearing babies and new and exciting research findings to report, the authors have completely revised and expanded Baby Signs to create this indispensable new edition. Featuring an American Sign Language approach, as well as a set of “baby-friendly” alternatives, this comprehensive new program offers all the information any parent needs to join the hundreds of thousands of families around the world who are using Baby Signs to help their children communicate their “joys and fears without tears.” (Newsweek) Inside you will find . . . An expanded dictionary with easy-to-follow photos of 150 ASL signs along with a set of 35 “baby-friendly” alternatives New research showing the benefits of Baby Signs for children's emotional development, for the parent-child relationship, and for reducing frustration and aggression in childcare settings Information to help parents use the magic of Baby Signs to meet the challenges of potty training (as seen on CBS's The Doctors) Real-life stories of parents achieving both stunning and heartwarming communication breakthroughs with their children

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Baby Sign Language Basics

Early Communication for Hearing Babies and Toddlers, 3rd Edition
Author: Monta Z. Briant
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1401955630
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 480
View: 7443
Now includes streaming video, additional tips, advice, and updated resources! Since 2004, Baby Sign Language Basics has introduced hundreds of thousands of parents and caregivers around the globe to the miracle of signing with their babies —and left them wanting more! Now, in this newly expanded edition, Monta Z. Briant provides more than 300 American Sign Language (ASL) signs, illustrated with the same clear, easy-to-understand photos and descriptions. Baby-specific signing techniques, songs, and games are also included to make learning fun and to quickly open up two-way communication. Parents will meet real signing families and learn how to make sign language a part of their everyday interactions with their children. Also included is a video signing dictionary featuring all the signs from the book. Just point and click, and see the sign you want to learn come alive! This is a must-have for all parents, grandparents, and anyone else who spends time with preverbal children. After all, what parent or caregiver doesn’t want to know what their baby is trying to tell them?

    • Family & Relationships

What Babies Say Before They Can Talk

The Nine Signals Infants Use to Express Their Feelings
Author: Paul Holinger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439123812
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 288
View: 5607
How many times have you held your fussing or crying baby and thought, "Come on, please tell me what's going on with you!" Well, your infant does tell you. In What Babies Say Before They Can Talk, Paul C. Holinger, M.D., M.P.H., a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who has been studying children and their emotions for more than twenty-five years, explains how infants communicate with us, and we with them. Dr. Holinger decodes the nine easily identifiable signals -- interest, enjoyment, surprise, distress, anger, fear, shame, disgust (a reaction to bad tastes), and dissmell (a reaction to bad smells) -- that all babies use to express their needs and wants. These insights will aid parents in discerning what their baby is feeling. This book can help all parents become more confident and self-aware in their interactions with their children, create positive communication, and put the joy back into parenting. This is a unique work. It provides a foundation for understanding feelings and behavior. Based on emerging research, What Babies Say Before They Can Talk offers parents a new perspective on their babies' sense of the world and the people around them. The goal of this book is to help parents enhance their infants' potential, prevent problems, and raise happy, healthy, responsible children.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Baby Signs

A Baby-Sized Introduction to Speaking with Sign Language
Author: Joy Allen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735228663
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 16
View: 7603
Long before they're able to talk, babies have a whole lot to say. With this adorable board book of essential signs, babies and toddlers can easily learn how to communicate their needs, wants, and feelings and even make basic observations with a simple gesture. Studies show that babies who use sign language feel less frustrated, throw fewer tantrums, and often learn to talk more easily. Just point to a sign in the book, say the word while making the sign, and the baby will soon be signing. Communicating a wet diaper or a hungry belly, asking for help or saying "all done" becomes as easy as waving hello or good-bye. And these are just a few of the thirteen signs inside this small and adorably illustrated board book, perfect for little hands and minds to grasp.

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Your Baby Is Speaking to You

A Visual Guide to the Amazing Behaviors of Your Newborn and Growing Baby
Author: Kevin Nugent
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547504497
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 128
View: 1806
From an international expert on infant-parent communication, Your Baby Is Speaking To You is destined to become a parenting classic. Through intimate access to babies and their families, Dr. Kevin Nugent and acclaimed photographer Abelardo Morell capture the amazingly precocious communications strategies babies demonstrate from the moment they are born. Your Baby Is Speaking to You illustrates the full range of behaviors—early smiling to startling, feeding to sleeping, listening to your voice and recognizing your face. The newest research—including information on subtle and fleeting behaviors not seen or explained in any other book—illuminates the meaning of the things babies do that concern and delight new parents: – the language of yawning – the rich range of cries, and how to understand their meanings – baby’s earliest “sleep smiles” and sleep states, and what they signify Your Baby Is Speaking To You delivers the information parents crave in gentle, accessible style while giving parents the confidence they need to respond to their own baby’s way of communicating during the very first astonishing days and the months beyond.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Baby Sign Language


Author: Karyn Warburton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101495537
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 160
View: 4740
Open the door to greater communication with your preverbal child through Baby Sign Language. This practical, illustrated guide shows how simple, easy-to-remember gestures can be used by you and your baby or toddler—to convey thoughts, needs, questions, and answers. It’s easy, and babies absolutely love it! Baby-signing takes just a few hours to learn, and can be taught to babies as young as six months of age. In this volume, workshop instructor Karyn Warburton presents more than 200 baby-friendly signs covering a wide variety of subjects that little ones will love to learn and use, and will develop their cognitive skills, cut down on communication frustration, and create a stronger bond. This delightful, easy-to-use book features: • Clear, step-by-step instructions—based on the Baby Talk workshop format • Photographs and drawings to illustrate each sign • Baby-centered sign language activities, including songs and storytelling • Signs graded for difficulty levels • Tips on how to introduce and reinforce key signs

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Signs of a Happy Baby

The Baby Sign Language Book
Author: William Paul White,Kathleen Ann Harper
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1683502116
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 182
View: 6910
What does your baby want to say? You can find out–even before your baby can verbally speak–by using baby sign language. Signs of a Happy Baby gives parents everything they need to start signing with their baby, including a comprehensive dictionary with easy-to-follow photos of fun and practical American Sign Language (ASL) signs, and tips for integrating sign language into their everyday activities. Start signing with your baby now. What your baby has to say will blow you away!

    • Psychology

Late-Talking Children


Author: Thomas Sowell
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780786723652
Category: Psychology
Page: 192
View: 3571
The painful and baffling mystery as to why some obviously bright children do not begin talking until long after the ”normal” time is explored in this book through personal experiences and the findings of scientific research. The author’s own experiences as the father of such a child led to the formation of a goup of more than fifty sets of parents of similar children. The anguish and frustration of these prents as they try to cope with children who do not talk and institutions that do not understand them is a remarkable and moving human story. Fortunately, some of these children turn out to have not only normal intelligence but even outstanding abilities, especially in highly analytical fields such as mathematics and computers. These fascinating stories of late-talking children and the remarkable families from which they come are followed by explorations of scientific research that throw light on unusual development patterns.

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The Baby Signing Bible

Baby Sign Language Made Easy
Author: Laura Berg
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110159814X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 320
View: 6833
As confirmed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, infant sign language is a boon for enhancing communication between parents and babies, helping to forge an important bond early in a child's life. The Baby Signing Bible provides step-by-step instructions for parents and other caregivers, as well as insight into why baby sign language is useful for children of all ages. Kids with special needs can also benefit greatly from this program. Featuring 400 signs, the book covers essential nouns such as milk, verbs such as eat, and descriptors such as more. In addition, The Baby Signing Bible features real-life stories from parents who have successfully signed with their children, along with fun songs and games that help families learn to "sign and sing." Confidence-building illustrations enhance the basics for mastering vocabulary words.

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How to Talk to Your Child About Sex

It's Best to Start Early, but It's Never Too Late -- A Step-by-Step Guide for Every Age
Author: Linda Eyre,Richard Eyre
Publisher: Golden Books Adult Publishing
ISBN: 1429973668
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
View: 7865
Linda and Richard Eyre stress that it's never too soon-or too late-to start discussing sex and values with your children, and they've got proven strategies to make it easier. For parents who want to go beyond the birds and the bees talk, How to Talk to Your Child About Sex provides thoughtful, clear, specific guidance on when and, most important, how to help children begin to learn and understand sex, love, and commitment from the most positive viewpoint possible. Preliminary "as needed" talks with three-to eight-year-olds The age eight Big Talk Follow-up talks with eight-to thirteen-year-olds Behavior discussions and guidelines with eleven-to sixteen-year-olds Discussions of perspective and personal standards with fifteen-to nineteen-year-olds

    • Education

Baby Sign Language Made Easy

101 Signs to Start Communicating with Your Child Now
Author: Lane Rebelo
Publisher: Rockridge Press
ISBN: 9781641520775
Category: Education
Page: 168
View: 1479
Baby Sign Language Made Easy makes it fun and simple to communicate with your little one long before they are able to talk. From clapping their hands in excitement to lifting their arms to be held, babies are naturally inclined to use gestures to communicate. With Baby Sign Language Made Easy you'll discover 101 useful, everyday signs such as "more", "all done", "bed", "milk" that will help you understand what your child is saying while having fun and strengthening your bond. In Baby Sign Language Made Easy Lane Rebelo, founder of the award-winning Tiny Signs® baby sign language program, delivers the step-by-step guidance that has helped thousands of parents integrate baby sign language into their daily routine. As a busy mother of two, Lane knows that parents don't have much free time on their hands to learn about baby sign language. Here, she offers simple strategies to learn the basics of baby sign language that will help you get started. Simple and effective, Baby Sign Language Made Easy follows a clear structure that includes: An overview of baby sign language that addresses signing at different ages and developmental milestones 10 quick-start signs to get your baby signing right away about topics that are most essential and relevant to their daily life A total of 101 illustrated ASL signs that feature memory tips, suggestions for when to use the sign, and advice on how to identify baby's response Chapters organized by theme--such as Mealtimes & Manners, Bath Time & Bedtime, Family & Feelings, and more With Baby Sign Language Made Easy you and your child will quickly learn to communicate about everything that goes on in their little world--and you'll have fun doing it.

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Baby Minds

Brain-Building Games Your Baby Will Love
Author: Linda Acredolo, Ph.D.,Susan Goodwyn, Ph.D.
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307805077
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
View: 4064
More than 65 delightful games and activities to jump-start your baby's amazing brainpower Can simply singing a song or blowing a dandelion under a toddler's nose help her mind to blossom? Can your baby count, remember events, and solve problems even before he can talk? The exciting answer to both questions is yes! Breakthrough research is revealing the extraordinary inborn abilities of infants. It is also showing how experiences during the first years of life profoundly influence intelligence, creativity, language development-and even later reading and math skills. Now two psychologists and child development experts-authors of the bestselling Baby Signs-have created a delightful guide for parents based on the most up-to-date knowledge of how babies discover the world. You'll learn how to: _ Create a homemade mobile to stimulate your three-month-old's delight in solving problems _ Play a patty-cake game to help your two-year-old make logical connections _ Initiate bedtime conversations that build your child's memory and sense of personal history _ Develop "Baby Signs" to help your toddler communicate before he or she can talk _ Stimulate your child's natural number skills with puppets and counting games _ Use nursery rhymes and special read-aloud techniques to foster reading readiness _ Nurture budding creativity with humor and fantasy play _ And much more! Baby Minds is not another program for creating "super babies." Instead it builds on activities that babies instinctively love to develop their unique abilities and make your daily interactions full of the joy of discovery-for both of you. NOTE: This edition does not include photographs.

    • Social Science

The Hidden Brain

How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives
Author: Shankar Vedantam
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 9781588369390
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
View: 9813
The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. In a series of compulsively readable narratives, Shankar Vedantam journeys through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corner of our minds and its decisive impact on the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

My First Signs


Author: Annie Kubler
Publisher: Childs Play Intl Ltd
ISBN: N.A
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 12
View: 1557
Shows how to sign thirty-five basic words in American Sign Language, such as house, cat, and mother, using illustrations of children and arrows. On board pages.

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Teach Your Baby to Sign

An Illustrated Guide to Simple Sign Language for Babies
Author: Monica Beyer
Publisher: Crestline Books
ISBN: 9780785835271
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 176
View: 3410
You can hear--your baby can hear--so what's the deal? Every parent knows how frustrated babies become when they can't make themselves clear to their families. But now, before they can talk, they can tell you what they mean with signs! Signing has taken the parenting world by storm. Why? Every parent is eager to give their baby the best possible upbringing, the least frustration, and the best head start for achieving in today's driven, competitive society. Research (funded by the National Institutes of Health) has found that signing babies: talk sooner and have larger vocabularies; have stronger parent/child bonds; have less frustration, crying and tantrums; show more interest in books; engage in more sophisticated play; and have higher IQ scores. Now, what parent doesn't want that? Baby signing has been featured on Dateline and Oprah. Teach Your Baby to Sign features photographs of babies signing, plus line illustrations of each sign. And it provides 200 useful signs, more than any other book, so parents can have a wide selection to choose from, along with stage-by-stage guidance so they'll know which signs to teach first and which to add as they and their baby become progressively more skilled and comfortable with signing.