Signing Smart with Babies and Toddlers

A Parent's Strategy and Activity Guide

Michelle E. Anthony, M.A., Ph.D., and Reyna Lindert, Ph.D.

St. Martin's Griffin

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A Fun, Easy Way to Talk with Your Baby

Babies can communicate with their hands long before they can speak. Using American Sign Language (ASL), Dr. Michelle Anthony and Dr. Reyna Lindert have created the simple and successful Signing Smart system to teach parents how to integrate signing into everyday life with their hearing children. Through the more than seventy activities presented in this book, parents will learn the tools and strategies they need to understand how to introduce signing and build their child's sign and word vocabulary.

Using ASL signs and Signing Smart with hearing infants and toddlers has many benefits, including:

-reducing frustration and tantrums
-allowing children to express what they need or want
-facilitating speaking
-fostering communication and promoting learning

By using these practical, easy-to-learn methods, parents and babies-from as young as five months old to preschool age-can "converse" through signs at mealtime, bath time, playtime, or anytime.

Featuring the Signing Smart Illustrated Dictionary, with 130 signs.

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Signing Smart with Babies and Toddlers
PART ISigning Smart Activities for Every Day CHAPTER 1 :Get Ready, Get Set, Go ... On Your Way!GET READY ...R ESEARCH AND EXPERIENCE have demonstrated that Signing Smart with very young children advances many aspects of development.Cognitive/Linguistic BenefitsEARLY SIGNED AND SPOKEN VOCABULARIESWide-Eyed Learning, LLC, is currently examining the development of both signs and words in hearing Signing Smart children. While this is a work in progress, the preliminary results are exciting. For example, developmental norms tell us that, on average, a nonsigning

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"Practical techniques and activities for the latest trend in child development."
--Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Michelle E. Anthony, M.A., Ph.D., and Reyna Lindert, Ph.D.

Michelle Anthony, M.A., Ph.D., and Reyna Lindert, Ph.D., are child development researchers and educators. They founded Wide-Eyed Learning, LLC, which teaches parents and educators the Signing Smart approach to using ASL signs with hearing babies and toddlers. They live with their husbands and signing children in Centennial, Colorado, and Beaverton, Oregon, respectively.

Michelle Anthony, M.A., Ph.D.
Reyna Lindert, Ph.D.

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Signing Smart with Babies and Toddlers
A Parent's Strategy and Activity Guide
Michelle E. Anthony, M.A., Ph.D., and Reyna Lindert, Ph.D.

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
May 2005
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312337032
ISBN10: 0312337035
7 1/2 x 9 1/8 inches, 256 pages, Includes 200 black-and-white photographs plus 50 black-and-white line drawings throughout
$17.99

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e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
May 2005
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466823679
ISBN10: 1466823674
256 pages, Includes 200 black-and-white photographs plus 50 black-and-white line drawings throughout
$7.99
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