Little Ones Love Animals
Young children love animals, and Baby Signing, My First Animal Signs is full of animals delightfully drawn! This absolutely gorgeous board book depicts ASL signs for forty-eight animals, illustrated clearly with bright, cheerful drawings of babies and toddlers, along with a variety of domestic, wild, and exotic animals.
ASL Advocates for Babies
We have been advocates of American Sign Language ever since we saw firsthand the benefits of teaching sign language to a baby. Babies that can communicate their needs tend to be less frustrated, speak earlier, have a wider vocabulary, and often go on to have a higher than average literacy level.
Babies as Young as Seven Months Can Sign!
ASL opens up a world of communication for pre-verbal infants, toddlers, and children with special needs. Because babies are able to coordinate and control their hand muscles much earlier than their speech muscles, ASL allows babies as young as seven months to communicate and get a head start in social and intellectual development. Teaching your baby American Sign Language also strengthens the bond between baby and parent.
Lots of Baby Appeal
Over the past fifteen years we have sampled and sold a variety of ASL materials, most aimed at an older child or parent. While they are good and serve their purpose well, they miss the mark as far as appealing to babies and toddlers. So we were more than delighted to stumble upon Baby Signing, My First Animal Signs, with lots of cheery pictures of babies and toddlers demonstrating clear ASL signs. Alongside every illustration is a simple note explaining how each sign should be performed.
The adorable illustrations in My First Animal Signs accomplish the first step of signing, that of making a connection between the sign and what it means. And because the illustrations are so engaging, babies and toddlers will want to 'read' the book over and over again, accomplishing the second step towards learning ASL, that of repetition. Charming, clear, and affordable, this is a beautifully-crafted book that is a must for any new parent and is sure to become a family favorite.