It is no secret that I love reading to my children and am a bit of a book hog. Both of my boys also love reading books to themselves. I enjoy the quality time spent cuddling up with them and reading a book. But did you know I love signing with them as well? We’ve been huge fans of the show Signing Time and both my boys can sign. Lucian (my almost three year old) can sign a couple dozen words and recognizes so many more. Warren (my 16 month old) knows about a dozen signs like all done, milk, cracker, bird, sleep, sad, baby, go, stop. It helps reinforce what I am trying to communicate when I also sign it at the same time. They seem to appreciate another way to tell me what they are thinking or what they want. It is so exciting the first time your child signs. It opens up a whole new world of language with your child!
Naturally when I was asked to review the new book, Baby Signs I jumped at the opportunity to combine two of my favorite things, signing and books. Amazingly we didn’t have a book that incorporated signs yet and I love another outlet besides videos in which to learn new signs.
This book is probably the most complex and spectacular book I’ve ever seen. The intricate pop ups are stunning. The detail is AMAZING!!! What more can I say? Just look at these photos to give you an idea of what I mean.
Lucian loved being able to make the action of the sign with the pull tabs and Warren loved the pop ups. The only downside I can see with this book is its fragility. My youngest loves pulling books off our bookshelf and reading them by himself. This can not be one of those books. I currently have it hidden to avoid it getting unintentionally damaged. I also have to pay attention when I’m reading it that my son doesn’t try to rip the poor boy’s head off. That being said, I think this book is totally worth it!
Synopsis: BABY SIGNS is based on American Sign Language and will help encourage the use of non-verbal gestures to communicate. Research has proven that babies who are taught to use signs to express their basic ideas before they can say words are happier because they can communicate with others.
Grand Prize~ Baby Signs Pop-Up Book & $50 Babies ‘R Us Gift Card!
Four (4) First Prizes~ Baby Signs Pop-Up Book (ARV $25.99)
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