Play Time Signs
One of four books in the Sign About series
(also available as a complete set
), Sign About Play Time illustrates 40 signs from American Sign Language about playing, how baby plays well, and who baby plays with.
Advocating ASL for Babies
We have been ASL advocates 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 baby-appeal. So we were more than delighted to stumble upon Sign About Play Time and the rest of this series, with lots of cheery baby pictures demonstrating clear ASL signs. Alongside every illustration is a simple note explaining how each sign should be performed.
The adorable illustrations in Sign About Play Time 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 books over and over again, accomplishing the second step towards learning ASL, that of repetition.
Charming, Clear, Affordable
Many baby signing groups, as well as the National Deaf Children's Society, have enthusiastically received Child's Play Baby Signing books. Charming, clear, and affordable, Sign About Play Time is a beautifully-crafted book that is a must for any new parent and is sure to become a family favorite.