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The Parents’ Guide to Baby Signs
Early Communication with Your Infant

Leann Sebrey
Illustrations by Valerie Nelson-Metlay

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  $19.95t print edition
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Experienced ASL instructor Leann Sebrey champions two-way sign communication between parents and their infants who are just months old as a way to bond more closely and reduce frustration, while also maximizing the children’s intelligence and emotional quotients.

       Sebrey’s book The Parents’ Guide to Baby Signs: Early Communication with Your Infant lays out an easy, step-by-step process that will instill confidence in parents who have never signed before. She begins by explaining why ASL is best for all children, both deaf and hearing. Sebrey also recognizes the different ways young children learn, encouraging parents and caregivers to sign with infants at all times as a natural part of their interaction. She reveals the first indications of when a baby is ready to communicate, and includes a list of signs to provide parents with a good starting point. Sebrey discusses the moments when infants are most receptive to learn signs and outlines numerous practical techniques with plenty of helpful hints to speed the process. She describes the pleasure of seeing a baby’s first sign, and tells parents how to interpret baby signs, including what to do when a baby uses the wrong signs. Full of easy-to-grasp illustrations of child and family-oriented signs, The Parents’ Guide to Baby Signs is the best how-to book for parents, caregivers, and educators to teach early communication to infant.

Leann Sebrey is a certified pediatric nurse and instructs parents, caregivers, and educators how to teach American Sign Language to very young children.

Print Edition: ISBN 978-1-56368-398-5, 5½ x 8½ paperback, 128 pages, sign illustrations, index


E-Book: ISBN 978-l-56368-430-2


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