From the Back Cover
Packed with more than 150 illustrated signs
Now you’re talking! Communicate with signing and strengthen your bond
Want to sign with your baby? This easy-to-use guide shows you how to use sign-language gestures to communicate with hearing infants and toddlers. Using baby-specific signing techniques, you’ll see how to lessen frustration and crying, as well as teach signs for every part of baby’s day. You may even improve baby’s IQ!
Discover how to
Introduce signs to your baby
Get the whole family involved
Make bedtime easier with signs
Keep baby safe with signing
Overcome stumbling blocks
About the Author
Jennifer Hill Watson is the mom to three signing children. She began signing with her first daughter when her daughter was about 6 months old. At 41⁄2 years, her oldest now has over 300 signs. Jennifer’s second daughter is nearing 300 signs at age 31⁄2. Her son has 116 signs and 154 words at 19 months.
A former teacher, Jennifer has taught in both private schools and Houston public schools. She teaches signing classes for babies and their parents in the Houston area and helps lead the Houston Signing Babies support group both on the Web and at regular meetings.
Jennifer also speaks at national conferences to teachers on using American Sign Language in the classroom. Jennifer works with McGraw-Hill/Wright Group’s Early Childhood Division as an Early Childhood Consultant and teacher trainer. She volunteers as director of a preschool choir and leads confirmation classes with sixth graders in her church.
She has a bachelor of science from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas. Jennifer and her family currently live in Katy, Texas.