Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Toddler Interpreter: Teaching Sign Language to Your Hearing Child (Giveaway)


Before my twins learned to talk, we had a lot of success in teaching them to communicate through basic sign language. It was so cute to see their little hands form the sign for “more” or “cookie.” I was amazed at how quickly they caught on! Of course, I first had to educate myself on learning the signs before I could teach them to my kids. I did find some great resources, but I wish that Toddler Interpreter had been published! This brand-new, full-color book by Ian Creaser and Lisa Baade BSC is an excellent guide for teaching baby sign language to your hearing baby or toddler.

Toddler Interpreter
divides teaching sign language into five stages. Each stage contains 12 new signs. Twenty valuable tips are provided for signing success, such as teaching one sign at a time and making sure to present the signs during relevant situations. For instance, don’t try to teach your child the sign for milk when you’re driving in the car. Do it when he’s in his high chair and you can actually bring a cup of milk in response to the sign! I especially love the colorful photographs that show precisely how to make each sign. There’s also a Quick Reference Dictionary at the end of the book where you can quickly look up a desired sign.

Coauthor Lisa Baade has generously offered two copies of Toddler Interpreter: A Parent’s Guide to Baby Sign Language for Hearing Babies and Toddlers as a giveaway! Here’s how you can win a copy:

YOU MUST: Visit www.toddlerinterpreter.com and come back here to leave a comment listing one benefit of teaching sign language to your baby or toddler.

You may earn additional entries if you:

- Put a button for Susan Heim on Parenting on your blog. (The code is in the upper right-hand column of this site.) Post a comment with your blog’s URL.

- Follow me on Twitter (@ParentingAuthor) and tweet this giveaway. Leave a comment with the URL to your tweet.

- Post this giveaway on your blog with a link to this page. Leave a comment with a link to the post.

- Subscribe to Susan Heim on Parenting via email, RSS or as a Follower on Blogger. Leave a comment with your subscription method.

Two winners will be randomly selected from the qualified entries received by midnight on Friday, July 31, 2009. Be sure to leave an email address if you don’t have it posted on your Blogger page. The winner will be emailed and must respond within 72 hours or a new winner will be selected.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to Kim and Gabriel J.!



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34 comments:

  1. a benefit - it can Resolve the frustrations of the terrible twos.

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  2. I am subscribed to your blog via an RSS Feed on my Google Reader. How do you think I got to your post so fast!? :)

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  3. Bond with your baby through 2-way communication.

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  4. It helps resolve the frustrations.

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  5. helps thru terrible twos mverno@roadrunner.com

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  6. It stimulates the brain and can increase your baby's IQ.

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  7. I subscribe
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  8. One benefit is that it increases your baby’s IQ. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. I blogged: http://wut-givz.blogspot.com/2009/07/susan-heim-on-parenting-toddler.html

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  12. I subscribed via email.

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  13. I learned it can help you to communicate with your baby as early as 6 months. I did sign language with my son and now my daughter is ready:)

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  14. Follow on twitter and tweeted
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  16. One benefit is that it can increase your baby's IQ-neat!

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  20. Toddler Interpreter has some great benefits for speaking and hearing children.It uses a vocabulary of keyword baby signs and gestures to support speech development in your toddler. it has been specifically developed to help your baby communicate their needs and wants.

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  21. I subscribe!

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  22. It can increase your babies iq. :)

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  23. One benefit is that it helps resolve frustrations.
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  24. Anonymous6:41 PM

    sign language serves as a developmental norm for both receptive/expressive language development. Gestural language facilitates sign language even in the toddler. Thanks/SW/raymondw345@AOl.com

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  25. Benefit: It uses a vocabulary of keyword baby signs and gestures to support speech development in your toddler.

    leslie-lv at hotmail dot com

    thanks for this contest! my niece and nephew would benefit from this!

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  27. blogged about it: http://giveawaysaroundthecorner.blogspot.com/2009/07/toddler-interpreter-teaching-sign.html

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  28. Sub. by email

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  29. Teaching sign language has so many benefits! One is that using baby signs stimulates brain activity and speech development, resulting in higher IQ.

    Thanks for the fantastic giveaway! (I'm signing thanks too, but you'll have to just imagine that)

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  30. I'm an email subscriber!

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  31. This would be great for my son. It helps resolve frustrations.

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  32. One benefit is that it increases your baby’s IQ.
    Thank you 4 the awesome review,giveaway and 4 the entry:)

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