Subtitle A Fun and Simple Guide to Early Communication

Mary Smith
Price $24.99 / £18.99
Description Description

Start signing with your baby today! This comprehensive book makes signing easy with photos of real kids forming 100+ signs, plus expert advice on introducing them.  

In Baby Sign Language, Mary Smith—founder of popular sign language education business Sign ’n Grow and ASL interpreter—shares everything you need for learning how to sign with your 0–3-year-old.

Maybe you’ve seen it online or remember a friend and their baby signing MILK or MORE. No matter why you’re interested, what you’ve heard is true: signing is one of the best ways to kickstart communication. When babies can sign, they get frustrated less—and the sign-learning process is great for parent-child bonding as well.

In Baby Sign Language, Mary shares the key techniques, tips, and strategies she teaches through small group workshops and classes. At the heart of the book are a broad array of photographed signs that are easy to understand thanks to the real kids signing them. You’ll find everything you could want to talk about, including:

  • Mealtime: Milk, Food & Eat, More, All Done, Drink, Water, Dirty, Clean, Please, Thank You, Yes, No, Hungry, Thirsty, Want
  • Daytime: Help, Open, Up, Pacifier, Light, Bath, Brush Teeth, Diaper, Change, Blanket, Bed, Sleep/Nap, Good, Morning, Night, Bathroom/Pee/Potty, Poop, And A Variety Of Clothing Signs
  • Playtime: Again, What, Read, Book, Play, Toy, Dance, Music, Ball, Try, Friend, Take Turns, Nice, Gentle, Dog, Cat
  • Family: Family, Love, Mommy, Daddy, Baby, Brother, Sister, Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt, Uncle, You, Me
  • How Baby Feels: How, Feel, Happy, Excited, Silly, Sad, Angry, Scared, Sleepy, Tired, Hurt, Surprised, Fussy, Frustrated
  • Outdoors: Walk, Stroller, Outside, Playground, Grass, Airplane, Sun, Moon, Stars, Cloud, Rain, Snow, Weather, Wind, Hot, Cold, Bug, Butterfly, Rock, Leaf, Car, Tree, Bird, House

With songs, stories, and games to encourage sign usage, various ways for modeling signs, and insider tips for things like how to understand if your baby is comprehending a sign or babbling, this is the thorough, accessible guide you need to start communicating with your baby using signs.

Format Trade Paperback 176 Pages
ISBN 9780760375747
Size7.50 in x 9.25 in / 190.50 mm x 234.95 mm
Published Date November 15th, 2022
Mary Smith
Mary Smith is the founder and instructor of Sign ’n Grow Baby Sign Language. She graduated with a degree in Deaf Studies with a concentration in Deaf Education in 2010 and completed an Interpreter Training Program in 2011. She has been an American Sign Language interpreter for over 10 years, and is a Licensed Educational Interpreter with the State of Colorado. Mary launched Sign ’n Grow in June of 2020, after using baby sign language with her own daughter to great success. In just 9 months, she has gained a following of over 40,000 on Instagram, amassed an email list of 4,300, and educated over 1,500 families through live online classes and a recorded online course. Testimonials from families who have learned from her say that she is “a gifted teacher,” is “knowledgeable and engaging,” and “teaches in a way that is clear and fun.” Families who work with Mary say that they feel more confident and encouraged to communicate with their babies, and that their babies are less frustrated because they are able to tell their parents what they want and need. Mary’s passion is to bring parents and their babies closer together through the power of early communication. To see more, please visit Mary’s Instagram page @signngrow or visit her Google page to see reviews of her teaching methods and curriculum.
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