Baby Hands: Learn to Communicate With Your Baby With Sign Language

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Momentum, Jul 1, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 106 pages
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Learn how to communicate with your preverbal baby using baby sign language.



The gift of communication between parents and their babies is one of life's true joys. With this exciting book, the process of communicating with your baby could happen sooner than you think!



By introducing simple sign language into your home, your baby will soon be communicating what they want and need before they can speak! Studies in baby sign language have highlighted numerous benefits including:



• Reduced frustration for Mum, Dad, baby and child care workers.

• Advanced early literacy skills.

• Improved memory.

• Accelerated speech.

• Stimulated brain development.



"What a brilliant idea. I only wish Australian Baby Hands had been around when my children were tiny. Simple to understand, and helpful on so many levels. More than that, an Australian first!" —Lisa Wilkinson, Executive Editor of Madison Magazine, editor at large Australian Women's Weekly, host of Weekend Sunrise



Please note: This book is based on AUSLAN – Australian sign language.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCING BABY SIGN LANGUAGE INTO YOUR HOME
SIGNING WITH YOUR BABY
A WHOLE NEW WORLD
THE ROAD TO COMMUNICATION
DICTIONARY OF SIGNS
FOOTNOTES and REFERENCES
ACCREDITATION
About Jackie Durnin

THE RESEARCH FINDINGS AND BENEFITS OF BABY SIGN LANGUAGE

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Jackie Durnin has been interested in sign language for many years and has studied both Irish and Australian Sign Language. She recognised how many friends and family who were parents for the first time experienced a lot of frustration when they did not know what was wrong with their inconsolable child. Through her research, she discovered the use of sign language in relation to communicating with preverbal babies. Jackie was inspired to write the book when she discovered that most resources available on the market at the time incorporated American or British Sign language. As Sign language is not a universal language, she felt it was important to write Baby Hands, a book designed for Australian families on how to incorporate the use of Australian baby sign language (based on AUSLAN), into their home.

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