HOW TO TALK WITH YOUR
BABY BEFORE YOUR BABY
Nationally recognized researchers put communication at a baby's fingertips...literally!
Linda Acredelo, PhD, and Susan Goodwyn, Ph.D, have co-authored a book based on their highly acclaimed research in infant sign language. Baby Signs: How to Talk With Your Baby Before Your Baby Can Talk (Contemporary Books, May 1996) teaches parents methods of communicationg with their infants. Through use of simeple bodily movements that signify objects, events, and needs, babies can enjoy interactions with their parents that otherwise would have been impossible until they could talk. In addition to black & white photos and cartoons, this user-friendly guide includes sections on:
The authors' 13 years of scholarly research on Baby Signs have proven conclusively that adding these gestures to a baby's repertoire not only leads to better communication, it also stimulates the process of learning to talk, encourages intellectual development, enhances self-esteem, and strengthens the parent-infant bond. Parents looking to get their baby off to a good start simply can't go wrong with Baby Signs.
Available in bookstores everywhere May 1996 / 0-8092-3430-0 / paper $12.95 / 160pp
Experts and parents praise Baby Signs: How to Talk With Your Baby Before Your Baby Can Talk---
"This book provides a remarkably simple, intuitively pleasing, yet fascinating way to enhance communication, social interaction and the sharing of inner worlds between parents and infants before they can talk."
Daniel N. Stern, M.D., Author of DIARY OF A BABY: What Your Child Sees, Feels, and Experiences
"This delightfully written book provides parents and caregivers alike a step-by-step approach to encouraging the use of Baby Signs...there's more time for the kinds of positive interactions that are so important to a good parent-infant relationship."
Susan Crockenberg, Ph.D., Professor of Developmental Psychology, University of Vermont
"A wonderful tool for...providing a way for babies to share their experiences with the important people in their lives."
Kathleen Gray, Academic Child Development Specialist at the Center for Child and Family Studies, University of California, Davis
"Using Baby Signs helped us get past a lot of family stress and frustration. It's been wonderful."
Parent of 15-month-old in the research study
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