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*****= An all-time favorite
Every Baby's Guide to Communicating with Grownups
by Kelly Ault
illustrated by Leo Landry
Reviewed March 5, 2006.
Available at Sembach Library (J 419.7 AUL).
some time ago, my friend Darlene told me about a TV special she’d seen
babies were taught to sign. The
researchers found that they could communicate much earlier than babies
used words. Talking is a difficult
physical task, so young babies could learn simple signs before they
to form words with their mouths. This
they could communicate their needs to their parents, and caused a lot
frustration than trying to communicate by crying and pointing.
to the Note to Parents at the front of this book, babies who learn to
learn to speak and read earlier. This
makes sense, because they have learned the power of communication.
said, this little book is a beautiful way to teach your baby some
signs. The book contains three simple
stories about three different babies. Each
two-page spread has a sentence or two on the left,
demonstration of signs for a few of the words on the right.
the process of reading the simple stories, you can learn more than 60
signs. All the basics are there: Mother, father, baby, boy, girl, brother,
sister, eat, drink, cup, want, more, please, thank you, and many others.
I had a baby, I’d want to get this book and try it out.
This would be a nice book to own, since you’d
want to read it many times to learn the signs. As
it is, it was fun to check it out and read through it.
Copyright © 2006 Sondra Eklund. All