Baby Signs: How to Talk with Your Baby Before Your Baby Can Talk

Baby Signs: How to Talk with Your Baby Before Your Baby Can Talk

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By (author) Linda Acredolo, By (author) Susan Goodwyn, By (author) Doug Abrams

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  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 226mm x 15mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0071615032
  • ISBN 13: 9780071615037
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 101,535

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The Essential Parenting Guide-NOW COMPLETELY UPDATED AND EXPANDED! In 1982, child development experts Linda Acredolo, Ph.D., and Susan Goodwyn, Ph.D., discovered that babies can communicate with simple signs-even before they're able to talk. The result: Baby Signs, the groundbreaking technique that has changed parenting forever. Now, with the widespread popularity of signing with hearing babies and new and exciting research findings to report, the authors have completely revised and expanded Baby Signs to create this indispensable new edition. Featuring an American Sign Language approach, as well as a set of "baby-friendly" alternatives, this comprehensive new program offers all the information any parent needs to join the hundreds of thousands of families around the world who are using Baby Signs to help their children communicate their "joys and fears without tears." (Newsweek) Inside you will find ...An expanded dictionary with easy-to-follow photos of 150 ASL signs along with a set of 35 "baby-friendly" alternatives New research showing the benefits of Baby Signs for children's emotional development, for the parent-child relationship, and for reducing frustration and aggression in childcare settings Information to help parents use the magic of Baby Signs to meet the challenges of potty training (as seen on CBS's The Doctors) Real-life stories of parents achieving both stunning and heartwarming communication breakthroughs with their children

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Author information

Linda Acredolo,Ph.D., ProfessorEmeritus ofPsychology at theUniversity ofCalifornia atDavis, is aninternationally recognized scholar inthe field of child development. She isa Fellow of both the AmericanPsychological Association and the American PsychologicalSociety and has served as an associate editor of the prestigiousjournal, Child Development. She is also a member ofthe Parents magazine advisory board. Susan Goodwyn, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus ofPsychology at the California StateUniversity at Stanislaus, has servedas a project director and co-principleinvestigator for severallongitudinal research projectsfunded by the National Institutes ofHealth and the Kellogg Foundation.She currently serves as president ofBaby Signs, Inc., an infant and toddler educational productscompany.

Table of contents

1.Introducing Baby Signs 2.How to Baby Sign 3.A World of Baby Signs 4.Off and Running with Baby Signs 5.From Signs to Speech Baby Signs Dictionary Further Research and Readings Baby Signs Resources