Monday, February 8
My First Signs
My First Signs, Annie Kubler
Suggested age: baby-3yrs
This is a large board book with fun illustrations that are easy to understand. It includes over 40 basic words.
I bought this one to help me in ideas for signs. I chose it because unlike books for adults, I thought that baby could enjoy it as well.
I didn't use it much though. Partly that was down to the Wildflower deciding to speak early. Yet some of the signs were just too difficult to perform for a very young child (under a year old). Still, it could trigger your own imagination if you've been stuck.
If you're interested in any sign that your child finds useful, then the signs used will be fine. If however, you are interested in formal sign language specifically, then please note that this one uses BSL, British Sign Language.
I did the right thing in buying a child-orientated book. Not only because I didn't use it much but also because an adult book would have been superfluous (you can find enough baby signing info online) and why not get a 2-for-1, if baby can enjoy the illustrations as well?
At 16 months, she still flicked through it on occassion. Like most babies, she loves pictures of other babies. And there are plenty of other objects like a cat, car, and bathtub.
It's not a necessary book, but if you're really interested in signs it's a nice one.