Toddlers at Play

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  • Copyright: 2011-09-01
  • Publisher: K F Enterprises
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Designed to help parents and caregivers sign successfully with toddlers, this comprehensive approach uses American Sign Language and features more than 200 age-appropriate signs, practical advice, and photographic demonstrations to enhance communication and language development in young children. A wide variety of interactive signing activities are also provided, including rhymes, songs, games, and stories to heighten a toddler's signing experience. Research and theories are also presented, supporting the benefits that hearing toddlers can receive from signing.

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. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xii
Introductionp. xiii
How This Book Came Aboutp. xvi
How to Get the Most from This Bookp. xvii
All about Using ASL with Toddlers
ùWhy Sign with Your Toddler?p. 3
The Benefits of Signing with Toddlersp. 4
Language and Vocabulary Developmentp. 4
Emotional Developmentp. 9
Conclusionp. 14
ùResearch Supports Signing with All Childrenp. 15
Multiple Intelligencesp. 16
A Closer Look at Emotional Intelligencep. 21
Memoryp. 25
The Structure and Function of the Brainp. 28
Delayed Speechp. 34
The Science behind Signed Responsesp. 37
Conclusionp. 39
ùWhy Use ASL?p. 41
The Origins of Sign Languagep. 42
The Language of ASLp. 44
Conclusionp. 45
How to Sign with Toddlers
ùGet a Jump Start on Smartp. 49
Start Signing Right Nowp. 50
Conclusionp. 57
ùMaster the Basicsp. 59
Your Toddler's Developmentp. 59
Your Signing Skillsp. 62
Your Toddler's Signingp. 62
Tips for Successful Signing with Toddlersp. 63
Get Everyone Involvedp. 70
Conclusionp. 71
ùMore Signsp. 73
Shaping Behaviorp. 74
Maintenancep. 75
Immediate Needsp. 76
Communicationp. 77
Courtesy and Affectionp. 78
Food Signsp. 80
Objectsp. 82
Clothingp. 83
Animalsp. 84
Activity Signsp. 85
Feelingsp. 86
Family Signsp. 88
Name Signsp. 90
Conclusionp. 90
Songs, Rhymes, Stories, Games, and Other Fun Signing Activities
ùSigning Activitiesp. 93
Engaging Activitiesp. 94
Signing with Gamesp. 100
Signing Gamesp. 102
Conclusionp. 110
ùABCs, Books, and Storytellingp. 111
Alphabet Finger Playp. 112
Signing with Booksp. 114
Storytelling with Signsp. 117
Stories for You to Tellp. 118
Conclusionp. 124
ùRhymes and Songsp. 125
Signing with Rhymesp. 126
Rhymes for You to Signp. 126
Signing with Songsp. 134
Songs for You to Sing and Signp. 135
Conclusionp. 146
Appendix: Toddlers at Play Toolbox
Glossary of Signsp. 149
Basic Hand Informationp. 150
Numbersp. 151
Alphabetp. 152
Resourcesp. 191
The Sign to Speak Toolbox and Handoutsp. 193
10 Signing Benefits for Toddlersp. 194
12 Tips for Successful Signing with Toddlersp. 195
10 Tips for Signing with Songsp. 196
Basic Colorsp. 197
12 Everyday Signs to Use with Toddlersp. 198
Notesp. 199
Bibliographyp. 201
Indexp. 203
About the Authorsp. 209
About Production Associatesp. 211
Productsp. 213
Sign to Speak On-linep. 217
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