Baby Sign Language Made Easy: 101 Signs to Start Communicating with Your Child Now
Paperback – June 12, 2018
Baby Sign Language Made Easy makes it fun and simple to communicate with your little one long before they are able to talk.
From clapping their hands in excitement to lifting their arms to be held, babies are naturally inclined to use gestures to communicate. With Baby Sign Language Made Easy you’ll discover 101 useful, everyday signs such as “more”, “all done”, “bed”, “milk” that will help you understand what your child is saying while having fun and strengthening your bond.
In Baby Sign Language Made Easy Lane Rebelo, founder of the award-winning Tiny Signs® baby sign language program, delivers the step-by-step guidance that has helped thousands of parents integrate baby sign language into their daily routine. As a busy mother of two, Lane knows that parents don’t have much free time on their hands to learn about baby sign language. Here, she offers simple strategies to learn the basics of baby sign language that will help you get started.
Simple and effective, Baby Sign Language Made Easy follows a clear structure that includes:
- An overview of baby sign language that addresses signing at different ages and developmental milestones
- 10 quick-start signs to get your baby signing right away about topics that are most essential and relevant to their daily life
- A total of 101 illustrated ASL signs that feature memory tips, suggestions for when to use the sign, and advice on how to identify baby’s response
- Chapters organized by theme―such as Mealtimes & Manners, Bath Time & Bedtime, Family & Feelings, and more
With Baby Sign Language Made Easy you and your child will quickly learn to communicate about everything that goes on in their little world―and you’ll have fun doing it.
"Amen and hallelujah for this book! As a potty training expert, I'm often met with parents who don't want to start potty training because their child isn't verbal yet. I'm always a little astounded because our children are always communicating with us, even if it doesn't look or sound like words. For me, as a parent and a parenting professional, sign language is that bridge. Our little ones understand and have so much to say before their words come. Lane's book is incredible. I wish I had this book when my son was little! So many power struggles can be avoided with sign language; when you eliminate the frustration over speaking the right words, you'd be surprised how much easier life with an early toddler can be. This book is beautiful and Lane's knowledge and compassion are superior. "—Jamie Glowacki, author of Oh Crap! Potty Training
"Baby Sign Language Made Easy is a beautiful, easy-to-understand resource about how to learn and teach baby sign language to young children. Drawing on the benefits of baby sign language for both parent and child, Ms. Rebelo not only provides a thorough collection of useful signs, but shows you exactly how to introduce them to your child. This is a must-read for any parent eager to use baby sign language." —Nina Garcia, author and parenting blogger at Sleeping Should Be Easy
“Baby Sign Language Made Easy is a must-have book for parents! Lane does a wonderful job describing how to begin teaching sign language to babies. She breaks it down into simple steps so it’s easy to know where to start. I love that she shares the top signs for different categories and that there are images of children signing. Everything you want to know about baby sign language is in this book!”—Angela Thayer, author of Play & Learn Toddler Activities Book and Blogger at TeachingMama.org
About the Author
LANE REBELO, LCSW, is the founder of Tiny Signs®, an award-winning baby sign language program providing classes, workshops, and professional trainings in the Boston area and online. Lane is a licensed social worker and worked for many years with families in the Boston area. Lane began studying American Sign Language in 2006 after her first baby was born and was amazed by all she had to say. She lives with her husband and two daughters in MetroWest Boston. You can find her online at TinySigns.net.