What’s even more fun than signing with your baby? Singing and signing!
Today, more than ever, parents love teaching sign language to their little ones—and with good reason! Baby sign language not only gives children a developmental head start by boosting their vocabulary and cognitive skills; it also allows parents to communicate with their pre-verbal babies. But unlike all the other signing books for children out there, this one teaches parents and babies to sign familiar, beloved songs and nursery rhymes—creating an even more enjoyable bonding experience.
While Baby’s Favorite Rhymes to Sign uses the standard American Sign Language (ASL) system, you need not have any previous signing experience. Expert sign language teacher Penny Warner provides the basic primer to get you started, including the most common basic signs of ASL (plus more to expand your vocabulary) and helpful hints on how to sign. Then she goes a step further and teaches you how to “sing” in sign, rather than just talk. (Don’t worry; it’s just as easy!) Also included are resources for more sign books, videos, and games!
Get ready to watch your baby burst into smiles and giggles—not to mention yourself—when you start sign singing these adorable, best-loved rhymes, lullabies, and songs.
About Penny Warner
Penny Warner has written over 50 books for parents and kids, featuring ideas on child 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 an award-winning mystery series featuring a deaf reporter in the California gold country, and an award-winning mystery for middle grade readers. She also writes a weekly newspaper column on family life and contributes to a number of websites, including DrSpock.com, FisherPrice.com, ToysRUs.com, OrientalTradingCompany.com and BalloonTime.com. She lives in Danville, California, with her husband and two children.
“Penny Warner has done it again. . . . This is a resource I will definitely add to my professional library, and I will encourage my clients and colleagues to do the same!” —DAWN BABB PROCHOVNIC, founder of SmallTalk Learning and author of the Story Time with Signs & Rhymes series
“A wonderful book for moms . . . My two older girls and I are enjoying signing these songs to our new little girl, and they are even teaching their friends!” —ANDREA FERRELL, costar of the WB’s 7th Heaven
“Penny Warner has helped to bridge the gap between the deaf and hearing communities. This book will help further development of language skills and make life more enjoyable for the parent and child, plus instill a wonderful and beautiful language they can utilize for the rest of their lives.” —JAMES ANDREWS, ASL instructor and sign language text author