Easy baby sign language for every age and stage
From the author of the award-winning Baby Signing 1-2-3 and the creator of the bestselling Sign Babies ASL Flash Cards, comes the simple and comprehensive resource you've been looking for to help you and your baby learn sign language and have fun doing it
Using trusted American Sign Language (ASL), Baby Signing Essentials is the perfect resource for parents, caregivers, and educators looking to create effective two-way communication. Designed to grow with your baby by covering physical, emotional, mental, and linguistic development at each age, this is the essential guide to sign language.
- The 10 essential signs for each age and stage of development plus information on your child's developmental stage and milestones
- Easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations to help you make each sign correctly, plus tips on exactly how to teach each sign to your child
- 200 illustrated ASL signs (including the basics like MILK, MORE, and EAT)
- A special section on signing with children who have special needs
- An alphabetical list of all signs (with page numbers)
This easy, illustrated book will help you in teaching your baby basic sign language like more, please, milk and all done, plus hundreds of other signs to help you and your little one communicate.
With the gift of sign language, you can communicate with your child as early as four to six months, reduce tantrums, build verbal language skills, and create a stronger bond than ever
Based on 10 years of research, this text teaches parents how to communicate using non-verbal gestures before their babies can talk. This can enhance the parent-infant bond, alleviate frustration and sharpen a child's attention to its surroundings.
The Essential Parenting Guide- NOW COMPLETELY UPDATED AND EXPANDEDIn 1982, child development experts Linda Acredolo, Ph.D., and Susan Goodwyn, Ph.D., discovered that babies can communicate with simple signs-even before they're able to talk. The result: Baby Signs, the groundbreaking technique that has changed parenting forever.
Now, with the widespread popularity of signing with hearing babies and new and exciting research findings to report, the authors have completely revised and expanded Baby Signs to create this indispensable new edition. Featuring an American Sign Language approach, as well as a set of "baby-friendly" alternatives, this comprehensive new program offers all the information any parent needs to join the hundreds of thousands of families around the world who are using Baby Signs to help their children communicate their "joys and fears without tears." (Newsweek)
Inside you will find . . .
- An expanded dictionary with easy-to-follow photos of 150 ASL signs along with a set of 35 "baby-friendly" alternatives
- New research showing the benefits of Baby Signs for children's emotional development, for the parent-child relationship, and for reducing frustration and aggression in childcare settings
- Information to help parents use the magic of Baby Signs to meet the challenges of potty training (as seen on CBS's The Doctors)
- Real-life stories of parents achieving both stunning and heartwarming communication breakthroughs with their children
Suzy Giordano, affectionately known as "The Baby Coach," shares her highly effective sleep-training method in this step-by-step guide to let both baby and parent enjoy long, peaceful nights. Full of common sense and specific tips, the Baby Coach's plan offers time- and family-tested techniques to help any baby up to the age of 18 months who has trouble sleeping through the night.
Originally developed for newborn multiples, this sleep-training method worked so well with twins and triplets that families with singletons and older babies began asking Suzy to share her recipe for success, resulting in: regular feeding times; 12 hours' sleep at night; three hours' sleep during the day; peace of mind for parent and baby; and less strain on parents - and their marriage. This edition includes a new chapter on implementing the program with babies up to 18 months.
Nine weeks to a happy, sleeping baby
The Baby Sleeps Tonight teaches anyone, no matter how sleep deprived, how to create order and happiness by getting baby to sleep through the night by nine weeks. Sleep schedule specialist Shari Mezrah helps new parents regain control over their lives, guiding them from pre-birth through the toddler years with a plan to ensure that baby--and the whole family--sleeps tonight.
- Proven scheduling system of efficient feedings, naps, and wake-times
- A troubleshooting guide answering the toughest sleep questions
- Checklists and helpful tips to stay ahead of baby's needs and take control--essential to a good sleep plan
- Real-life success stories of parents who have found peace through the plan
- Simple, effective solutions discussing a wide array of childcare issues that affect sleep
- Strategies to customize the plan to your family's needs
The Baby Sleeps Tonight offers a proven system for taking back control of your life, your sleep, and your happiness.
"As a pediatrician, over the years I have referred desperate parents to Shari for help. The results spoke for themselves: happier families that are functioning because of restful sleep. I recommend highly to all new parents " --Patrick C. Yee, MD
"I notice a complete difference in the babies that have used this system. My husband and I truly owe our family's success to Shari's plan." --Jill Hechtman, MD, FACOG
Innately curious, infants and toddlers love to explore, investigate, and discover--making the earliest years a perfect time to begin teaching the foundations of STEM. This book defines what science, technology, engineering, and math education looks like for this age group, and why it is so vital for children to develop STEM knowledge. Expand your understanding of STEM to lay the foundation for children to develop skills in critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
This book supplies fifty play-based developmentally appropriate activities for introducing STEM. All activities include extensions, inquiry questions, and tips on how to help parents strengthen children's learning at home.
Jean Barbre, EdD, holds a master's degree in child and family studies from California State University Long Beach, a master's degree in counseling from California State University Fullerton, and a doctorate degree in educational leadership from Pepperdine University. She has more than thirty years of experience working with children and families in a variety of roles and currently teaches early childhood courses in community college and California State University system as well as presents at professional conferences across the country.
Capture your baby's first year with the help of Wee Gallery's illustrated cards. Take a picture with your baby and the card. Then print the photograph and display it in the baby year book so that that the special moment will be remembered forever. Beautifully illustrated on both sides with animals and familiar objects, these lovely cards can be used again and again as flash cards. A perfect Christening or baby shower gift, this gorgeous new baby set contains 12 cards for your baby's monthly milestones, plus a beautiful book to present your precious photographs in.
The alternative scrapbook that documents a baby's truly important memories.Millions of people think children are the cutest, cuddliest, most wonderful, saintly creatures in the entire world. These people do not have children. They have nice things. They collect fragile pottery. They have candlelit dinners in fancy restaurants. They go to the movies. They have white carpets. People with small children haven't been to a restaurant without plastic silverware in years. The last movie they saw in a theater is now on American Movie Classics. Their house looks like it was decorated by Pee-Wee Herman. Baby's First Tattoo is for them. For years parents have been buying baby books to document all the precious moments in their new baby's life--Baby's First Tooth, Baby's First Haircut, Baby's First Step. What have been ignored for too long are those "alternative" precious moments that really should be written down, celebrated, and remembered--Baby's First Projectile Vomit, Baby's First Tantrum in a Crowded Grocery Store, Baby's 10,000th Dirty Diaper. Otherwise you might forget them and think of becoming parents once again.