50 Essential ASL Signs to Help Your Child Communicate Their Needs, Wants, and Feelings
by Cecilia S. Grugan
Recently I met a young baby who was using sign language to communicate with her adult. So, this book came to my attention at just the right time. Here are 50 signs that are considered to be essential by the author. Included are signs for everything from mealtimes to sleeping to playing and more.
While the author of this book is Deaf (read the book to find out why this is capitalized), she notes that sign language can be a helpful way to communicate with a baby who has no hearing issues also. It seems to be a very direct communication with single signs standing for actions, as for example, getting dressed. The author observes that sign language allows the baby to communicate back with their adult from a preverbal stage of development.
Before the sections of the books with the illustrated signs, the author offers a good deal of information. This part of the book is both interesting and helpful. The signs themselves are clearly illustrated.
Note that with the published book there will be videos for each sign.
I highly recommend this title to those with young babies and children. Of course it will take practice but it may well be a most useful way to spend time with a child.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Zeitgeist for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub Date 25 Oct 2022,