Learn to Sign the Fun Way!: Let Your Fingers Do the Talking with Games, Puzzles, and Activities in American Sign Language

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Crown/Archetype, Jun 30, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 216 pages
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The perfect guide to signing for everyone!
Never before has learning to sign been so simple and so much fun! Whether you are a teacher or a parent, this lively self-guided book of American Sign Language (ASL) will quickly become your kids' new favorite teacher!
Learn to Sign the Fun Way goes beyond the manual alphabet and teaches the beautiful language of sign—the United States' fourth most pervasive language—in a simple, interactive format. Signers-to-be will discover:
·Great games to make learning ASL an entertaining adventure
·Activities for both the individual and the classroom
·Cool groups of signs that appeal esspecially to kids
·And much more!
Kids love to sign, whether it be to communicate with a hearing-impaired individual or as a "secret" language with their friends. With this illustrated book they'll quickly and easily become signing superstars!
Inside are cool signs for kids, including:
·People signs
·Alphabet and numbers
·Animals
·Food and drinks
·Home signs
·Clothing
·Color
·Sports
·Activity signs
·Thoughts and feelings
·Action signs
·Body parts
·School talk
·Calendar signs
·Silly and fun signs


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THIS IS A GREAT FUN WAY TO LEARN SIGN LANGUAGE AND IS ONE OF THE FEW SIGN LANGUAGE BOOKS THAT LIVES UP TO ITS DESCRIPTIONS. LOTS OF FUN GAMES TO DO AND ONE FIND A WORD PUZZLE AND SOME SIGN LANGUAGE ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
CHAPTER 1American Sign Language
CHAPTER 2The Manual Alphabet
CHAPTER 3Number Signs
CHAPTER 4People Signs
CHAPTER 5Animal Signs
CHAPTER 6Food and Drink Signs
CHAPTER 7Home Signs
CHAPTER 12Thought Signs
CHAPTER 13Feeling Signs
CHAPTER 14Action Signs
CHAPTER 15Body Signs
CHAPTER 16School Signs
CHAPTER 17Calendar Signs
CHAPTER 18Silly and Fun Signs
CHAPTER 19Sign Language Games and Activities

CHAPTER 8Clothing Signs
CHAPTER 9Color Signs
CHAPTER 10Sport Signs
CHAPTER 11Activity Signs
Glossary
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Penny Warner has written over 30 books for parents and kids, featuring ideas on development, parties, games, activities, and snacks. She has a bachelor's degree in early childhood education and a master's degree in special education, and has taught child development, special education, and sign language, at local colleges.
She has appeared on several television talk shows as well as on national TV, presenting tips for parents and kids. She was featured on HGTV's Smart Solutions and The Later Today Show. In addition to Learn to Sign the Fun Way, she has written a mystery series featuring a deaf reporter in the California gold country, and is writing a mystery series for middle grade readers. She also wrote a weekly newspaper column for 11 years on family life.
She lives in Danville, California, with her husband and two children.


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