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
Table of Contents
Contents Acknowledgements Introduction 1. American Sign Language 2. The Manual Alphabet 3. Number Signs 4. People Signs 5. Animal Signs 6. Food and Drink Signs 7. Home Signs 8. Clothing Signs 9. Color Signs 10. Sport Signs 11. Activity Signs 12. Thought Signs 13. Feeling Signs 14. Action Signs 15. Body Signs 16. School Signs 17. Calendar Signs 18. Silly and Fun Signs 19. Sign Language Games and Activities Glossary Resources Index About the Author
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.