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Signing Children’s Books: Little Brown

Signing Children’s Books: Little Brown

By John Miller
Friday, May 10, 2019

Little Brown by Marla Frazee is a delightful little story about dogs and their goofy behavior. The book is discussed and paired with a pre-built Signing Savvy word list to help you get started with learning and signing the vocabulary in the book.
Signing Children’s Books: Maisy’s Colors

Signing Children’s Books: Maisy’s Colors

By John Miller
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Maisy’s Colors by Lucy Cousins is chunky book that is simple and filled with colors for little ones just beginning to learn about the world. The book is discussed and paired with a pre-built Signing Savvy word list to help you get started with learning and signing the vocabulary in the book.
Signing Children’s Books: Time For Bed

Signing Children’s Books: Time For Bed

By John Miller
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Time For Bed is a classic book by Mem Fox, with beautiful illustrations by Jane Dyer. It explores it's way through different pairs of baby and adult animals, showing them all getting ready to sleep. It is a great language tool to teach the names for baby animals and begin discussions about how they rest at night, just like we do. The book is discussed and paired with a pre-built Signing Savvy word list to help you get started with learning and signing the vocabulary in the book.
Signing Children’s Books: My Animals

Signing Children’s Books: My Animals

By John Miller
Friday, March 29, 2019

My Animals by Xavier Deneux is a very simple animal book. The entire book is in black and white. Research shows that an infant’s ability to see colors is not fully developed at birth, but rather matures between five and six months of age. The book is discussed and paired with a pre-built Signing Savvy word list to help you get started with learning and signing the vocabulary in the book.
Signing Children’s Books: Olivia

Signing Children’s Books: Olivia

By John Miller
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Olivia by Ian Falconer is a popular children’s book. It’s a New York Times #1 bestseller and it is an Caldecott Honor Book, one of the most prestigious American children’s book awards. This is a cute little tale of a young pig named Olivia. The book is discussed and paired with a pre-built Signing Savvy word list to help you get started with learning and signing the vocabulary in the book.
Signing Children’s Books: Go Away, Big Green Monster!

Signing Children’s Books: Go Away, Big Green Monster!

By John Miller
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley is another great book to sign with your children. It is a fun, non-scary way to discuss Monsters. This is a simple "take away/add to" book that is creatively put together so the readers see the image in the book transform as you turn each page. The book is discussed and paired with a pre-built Signing Savvy word list to help you get started with learning and signing the vocabulary in the book.
Signs That Are Close... But Not the Same - Set 10

Signs That Are Close... But Not the Same - Set 10

By Brenda Cartwright
Monday, March 4, 2019

This article is part of our “Signs That Are Close... But Not the Same” series, which highlights signs that look similar, but have different meanings. The signs discussed in this article include (1) CAFETERIA vs. TWIN vs. RESTAURANT, (2) SOCKS vs. STARS, (3) SEE vs. WATCH, and (4) ENOUGH vs. FULL.
Signing Children’s Books: I Have to Go!

Signing Children’s Books: I Have to Go!

By John Miller
Friday, March 1, 2019

Kids love the book I Have to Go! Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko do a great job with this book. Kids love to talk about bodily functions! They just do! This book is a humorous take on what happens when a little boy has to pee at the worst times. The book is discussed and paired with a pre-built Signing Savvy word list to help you get started with learning and signing the vocabulary in the book.
Signing Children’s Books: Baby’s First Library ABC

Signing Children’s Books: Baby’s First Library ABC

By John Miller
Friday, February 22, 2019

Baby's First Library ABC is great to have it in your arsenal of board books. Each page contains a letter from the alphabet and a picture that corresponds with that letter. The simple pictures are colorful and clear and easy to identify for young children. The book is discussed and paired with a pre-built Signing Savvy word list to help you get started with learning and signing the vocabulary in the book.
All you need is LOVE...

All you need is LOVE...

By John Miller
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Sing it or sign it, either way the Beatles knew what they were talking about when they said, "All You Need is Love!" We thought it would be appropriate with Valentine’s Day this week to share our blog covering all the different ways to show LOVE... in sign language that is! Many people know and use the sign for I LOVE YOU. This sign is used universally throughout the country and the world. We see it all over television, at sporting events ...