A is for ASTRONAUT, B is for BIRD, and C is for CRAB. Bold and bright, hip and cool, this striking ABC board book is like none other: each page teaches children the American Sign Language alphabet through a combination of letters, hand spelling, and adorable illustrations.
|Publisher:||Sterling Children's Books|
|Product dimensions:||8.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
In her New York City Baby Fingers™ school, Lora Heller teaches infants to sign before they can speak. She has been featured in the the New York Times and is author of Sterling's Sign Language for Kids: A Fun and Easy Guide to American Sign Language and our Baby Fingers™ books, Hello, Goodbye; All Day Long; I Want; I'm Feeling; and Teaching Your Baby to Sign. Laura lives in New York, NY. Learn more about her at mybabyfingers.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I"m thoroughly impressed by the delightful, colorful yet accessible approach to sign language. My kids, just two and five, who were just listening to books being read to them, were thrilled to spell words using American Sign Language. The two year old, of course, was doing more mimicry of his big brother, but that was a wonderful to see. It actually increased my older son's desire and ability to read. Perhaps it created an additional, physical connection to the alphabet. After all, writing requires much more sophisticated motor skills than shaping your hand. They've been playing ball and building blocks practically since they were born! Whatever the reason, I am thrilled with the results, not to mention that it was fun for me to learn all of the letters of American Sign Language. I also love to bring my nook everywhere, and now I can have my books and my kids' books in the same place!
I purchased this book for my one year old signing son as soon as it came out and am very pleased I did. It's an excellent book for teaching the ABC's to small children whether or not you want to incorporate signing into your child's life. The artwork is silly and creative for ABC's. It's not your typical "A is for apple" stuff. The kid centered ideas in the front of the book (for using the sign language alphabet) are great. This would be a unique and exciting gift idea for best friends who are a little older- say kindergarten and elementary age- and would get a kick out of having a "secret" language and being able to "talk" in quiet places! I think the signs are easy to interpret and the book perfectly matches is purpose.