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Toddler Interpreter

Teach Your Toddler Sign Language

Many years ago when I was a newlywed we became friends with a couple who had an autistic, hearing impaired and non-verbal son.  That was 35 years ago, and our friends’ son is now an adult.

Our friends sent their son to what was then the Mystic Oral School, and later to the American School for the Deaf, which is located in my home state, in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Over the course of our friendship, we watched the young man flourish, become a published artist, and we learned from him some  rudimentary sign language.  I can somewhat sign my name, and use some symbols to communicate – such as  “ice cream.”Toddler Interpreter,
Baby Sign Language for Hearing Babies and Toddlers.”

Even before my grandchildren were born (they’re now almost 3 and 1) I was aware that many families, pre-school and daycare providers are teaching toddlers to sign.

Using Baby Sign Language you can:

* Begin communication with your baby or toddler earlier – suitable from 4 months.
* Give your child a head start with their speech development.
* Resolve the frustrations of the terrible twos.
* Stimulate brain activity and increase your baby’s IQ.
* Bond with your baby through two way communication.

Baby Sign Language encourages your baby to talk sooner.

What I liked about this comprehensive book is that it is chock-full of beautiful photos and illustrations, along with an index in the back of the book.

This all-inclusive book includes answers and FAQ  such as why you should teach your toddler to sign; when you should begin teaching and what makes this book unique compared to similar books of it’s genre.

I wasn’t aware that sign language varies from state-to-state as well as internationally.

If you’re a parent, pre-school teacher or daycare provider, this is one reference book you should read, implement and keep at-the ready on your bookshelf.

Use Code:  MTODINT to receive a 20% discount on any product from the online store.

For More Information Visit: Toddler Interpreter

Authors: Ian Creaser and Lisa Baade BSc
Publisher: I & M Creaser PTY Ltd
Year: 2009
ISBN: 978-0-646-50882-5
Pages: 120
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Moomette’s Magnificents is hosting a Giveaway Contest! For a chance to win, there will be one (1) winner of a hardcover copy of Toddler Interpreter.

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12 comments

  1. I subscribed. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

  2. This book should be of help and I’d give it to my dear lady friend to give to her granddaughter who just had a baby, I’m sure they would put it to good use.

  3. I’m subscribed..
    I learned that Ian and Lisa share 20 years experience between them working with sign language, scientific research and children.
    I’d like to win because I’d like to teach my five kids sign language. We have several relatives that are deaf.

  4. I WOULD LIKE THIS BECAUSE I WOULD LOVE TO LEANR MORE ABOUT HOW TO UNDERSTAND WHAT MY YOUNGEST IS SAYING.
    I WOULD ALSO SHARE IT WITH MY NIECES WHO ARE NEW MOMS.

    (I HAD KIDS IN MY LATE 30’S & EARLIER 40’S) SO I HAVE NIECES WHO ARE HAVING BABIES ALREADY.

    I LEARNED:
    Ian and Lisa share 20 years experience between them working with sign language, scientific research and children. Ian has worked in the Disability sector for 7 years teaching sign language to hearing children and adults who suffer severely from Autism Spectrum Disorders and Downs Syndrome. He first became interested in using baby sign language with children without disability when he became a father. After much research it became apparent that there were very few resources available to teach hearing children to communicate with sign language. He felt that there was a simpler way to bridge the temporary communication gap between parents and children in the first few years using baby signs that were age appropriate and based on natural gestures.

    Lisa is a research scientist of 13 years experience and has worked with children with behavioral difficulties for 6 years. As a mother of two, she became interested in the use of baby sign language as she looked for ways to become a better parent. Her son suffered the tantrums and frustrations of the terrible twos until she was able to introduce baby sign language into their home. She has spent a great deal of time since researching baby sign language in order to avoid the same frustrations with their second child. She hopes that these baby sign language resources provide parents with a new and fun way to interact understand and communicate with your baby and toddlers.

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  8. I subscribed to your newsletter updates. I learned that Ian and Lisa share 20 years experience between them working with sign language, scientific research, and children. I would like to win this book because it sounds very interesting.

  9. I became a fan of Moomettesgram on Facebook under the name Lily Kwan.

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  11. Hi Marcy ~
    Congratulations for winning the Toddler Interpreter book!
    Please send your name/address so I can notify the company to send it out to you!

    Thanks for visiting and I hope you’ll stop by again and become a regular reader of Moomette’s Magnificents!

  12. Thanks Ever So much!

    Sent you my info!

    I am very excited to read this book!

    Kids don’t come with instructions…….but Thank God there are wonderful books like this to help us out!

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