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    Babies Can Talk

    ISBN-10: 1887120904
    ISBN-13: 9781887120906
    Author(s): Marilyn Daniels, Georgia Frawley, Ken Frawley
    Description: With a new and comprehensive approach designed to help parents and caregivers sign successfully with hearing babies, this book features American Sign Language and its vocabulary and concepts. Specific and age-appropriate information is provided  More...
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    Publisher: Production Associates, Incorporated
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 180
    Size: 6.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
    Weight: 0.792
    Language: English

    With a new and comprehensive approach designed to help parents and caregivers sign successfully with hearing babies, this book features American Sign Language and its vocabulary and concepts. Specific and age-appropriate information is provided along with more than 100 signs that allow babies to clearly express their wants and needs with their hands. Parent-child communication frustrations can be greatly reduced through this language skill, supported here through simple instructions, effective baby signs, practical advice, clear photographic demonstrations, and baby signing activities. Additionally, research and theories supporting the benefits that hearing babies and their families receive from signing are provided.

    Marilyn Daniels, PhD, is one of America’s leading researchers, lecturers, and authors on using American Sign Language with young children to enhance early communication and learning. She is currently a professor at Penn State University and has published a variety of magazine articles and books, includingDancing with Words: Signing for Hearing Children’s Literacy. She lives in Newport, Vermont.Georgia Frawley, MA,has taught classes on child development, parenting, and marriage and family for more than 30 years, and has performed more than 1000 musical programs.Ken Frawleyhas presented Play-Along Song programs for more than 20 years and has instructed early childhood professionals, teachers, and parents on how to use playful songs with children for fun, development, and learning. He has written and produced 200 children’s songs. They live in Orange, California.

    Ken Frawleyhas presented Play-Along Song programs for more than 20 years and has instructed early childhood professionals, teachers, and parents on how to use playful songs with children for fun, development, and learning. He has written and produced 200 children’s songs.Georgia Frawleytaught classes on child development, parenting, and marriage and family for more than 30 years, and has performed more than 1000 musical programs. They live in Orange, California.

    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Introduction
    How This Book Came About
    How to Use This Book
    Why Sign with Your Baby?
    Communicating without Words
    Why Babies Cry
    The Benefits of Signing with Babies
    Why Use Signs with Your Baby?
    Organic Nature of Signing
    Conclusion
    How Babies Learn
    A Baby's Brain
    How Babies Develop
    Three Views on Human Development
    Conclusion
    The Power of Language
    The Origins of Language
    Learning to Speak
    Babies' Feelings
    Communication: The Heart of Our Humanness
    Conclusion
    Why Use ASL?
    The Origins of Sign Language
    The Language of ASL
    The Advantages of ASL
    Conclusion
    How to Sign with Your Baby
    Get a Jump Start on Smart
    Start Signing Right Now!
    The First Three Signs
    �Keep It Simple� Rules for Signing with Babies
    Conclusion
    Master the Basics
    Are You and Your Baby Ready?
    When to Start
    Is It Hard to Sign?
    Tips for Successful Signing
    How to Recognize Your Baby's Signs
    Conclusion
    Add More Signs
    More Signs to Explore
    Continue Adding Signs
    Signs for Feelings
    Name Signs
    Growing Your Signs
    Conclusion
    Signing in Your Everyday Life and Activities
    Make Signing a Habit
    Tips for Signing Every Day
    Do It Your Way
    Signing Activities
    Signing on a Walk
    Signing with an Object
    Signing with a Storybook
    Signing and Television
    Your Signing Journal
    Caregivers, Grandparents, and Siblings
    Conclusion
    Use Signing with Songs and Rhymes
    Signing and Singing
    Tips for Signing with Songs and Rhymes
    Creativity
    A Dozen Songs and Rhymes for Signing
    Conclusion
    Appendix: Babies Can Talk Toolbox
    Glossary of Signs
    Basic Hand Information
    Alphabet
    Numbers
    Resources
    Toolbox Handouts
    12 Tips for Successful Signing with Babies
    12 Tips for Signing with Songs and Rhymes
    12 Everyday Signs
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Index
    About the Authors
    About Production Associates
    Products
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