Baby Sign Language Made Easy by Lane Rebelo
101 Signs to Start Communicating with Your Child Now
Rockridge Press (May 29, 2018)
Education & Teaching/Early Childhood Education/Sign Language/Reference
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.
This book is geared for anyone working/spending time with infants & toddlers (and honestly adults too). It’s a great way to start communicating with your baby before they are able to talk. Presented in an easy to understand format. Clear picture of the sign, instruction on how to make the sign, a memory tip to help you remember the sign. Full of commonly used words. Begins with 10 signs to learn especially for babies. Start signing these to your child as young as you can. They are watching and listening and will pick up it. I found ASL is a great tool to help with speech development. Remaining chapters are organized by order of usefulness including getting dressed, bath & bed time, playtime, animals, family, and feelings. I found ASL is a great tool to help with speech development. Highly recommend this book.
ARC provided by Callisto Publisher’s Club
Reviewed 6/13/18 by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
LANE REBELO, LCSW, is the founder of Tiny Signs®, an award-winning baby sign language program providing classes, workshops, and professional trainings in the Boston area and online. Lane is a licensed social worker and worked for many years with families in the Boston area. Lane began studying American Sign Language in 2006 after her first baby was born and was amazed by all she had to say. She lives with her husband and two daughters in MetroWest Boston. You can find her online at TinySigns.net.