Babies Can Talk

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  • Copyright: 2010-04-01
  • Publisher: K F Enterprises
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Learn how babies can talk before they can speak and expand their language skills with sign. Babies Can Talk provides:

Author Biography

Marilyn Daniels, PhD, is one of America’s leading researchers, lecturers, and authors on using American Sign Language with young children to enhance early communication and learning. She is currently a professor at Penn State University and has published a variety of magazine articles and books, including Dancing with Words: Signing for Hearing Children’s Literacy. She lives in Newport, Vermont. Georgia Frawley, MA, taught classes on child development, parenting, and marriage and family for more than 30 years, and has performed more than 1000 musical programs. Ken Frawley has presented Play-Along Song programs for more than 20 years and has instructed early childhood professionals, teachers, and parents on how to use playful songs with children for fun, development, and learning. He has written and produced 200 children’s songs. They live in Orange, California.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. x
Introductionp. xi
How This Book Came Aboutp. xii
How to Use This Bookp. xv
Why Sign with Your Baby?
Communicating without Wordsp. 3
Why Babies Cryp. 4
The Benefits of Signing with Babiesp. 4
Why Use Signs with Your Baby?p. 6
Organic Nature of Signingp. 8
Conclusionp. 9
How Babies Learnp. 11
A Baby's Brainp. 12
How Babies Developp. 16
Three Views on Human Developmentp. 18
Conclusionp. 20
The Power of Languagep. 21
The Origins of Languagep. 22
Learning to Speakp. 24
Babies' Feelingsp. 27
Communication: The Heart of Our Humannessp. 27
Conclusionp. 29
Why Use ASL?p. 31
The Origins of Sign Languagep. 32
The Language of ASLp. 35
The Advantages of ASLp. 37
Conclusionp. 39
How to Sign with Your Baby
Get a Jump Start on Smartp. 43
Start Signing Right Now!p. 44
The First Three Signsp. 44
ôKeep It Simpleö Rules for Signing with Babiesp. 46
Conclusionp. 48
Master the Basicsp. 49
Are You and Your Baby Ready?p. 50
When to Startp. 50
Is It Hard to Sign?p. 52
Tips for Successful Signingp. 54
How to Recognize Your Baby's Signsp. 56
Conclusionp. 58
Add More Signsp. 59
More Signs to Explorep. 60
Continue Adding Signsp. 63
Signs for Feelingsp. 69
Name Signsp. 70
Growing Your Signsp. 72
Conclusionp. 75
Signing in Your Everyday Life and Activities
Make Signing a Habitp. 79
Tips for Signing Every Dayp. 80
Do It Your Wayp. 80
Signing Activitiesp. 81
Signing on a Walkp. 82
Signing with an Objectp. 83
Signing with a Storybookp. 86
Signing and Televisionp. 88
Your Signing Journalp. 90
Caregivers, Grandparents, and Siblingsp. 93
Conclusionp. 95
Use Signing with Songs and Rhymesp. 97
Signing and Singingp. 98
Tips for Signing with Songs and Rhymesp. 98
Creativityp. 100
A Dozen Songs and Rhymes for Signingp. 101
Conclusionp. 119
Appendix: Babies Can Talk Toolboxp. 121
Glossary of Signsp. 123
Basic Hand Informationp. 124
Alphabetp. 126
Numbersp. 126
Resourcesp. 144
Toolbox Handoutsp. 145
12 Tips for Successful Signing with Babiesp. 146
12 Tips for Signing with Songs and Rhymesp. 147
12 Everyday Signsp. 148
Notesp. 149
Bibliographyp. 151
Indexp. 153
About the Authorsp. 159
About Production Associatesp. 161
Productsp. 163
Sign to Speak On-linep. 167
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