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Signs That Are Close... But Not the Same - Set 11

Signs That Are Close... But Not the Same - Set 11

By Brenda Cartwright  |  Thursday, August 1, 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) SEVERAL vs. FEW, (2) USE vs. GET USED TO, (3) LONG AGO vs. USED TO, (4) INTRODUCE vs. INVITE, and (5) PROBLEM vs. DIFFICULT.
Signing Children’s Books: A Chocolate Moose for Dinner

Signing Children’s Books: A Chocolate Moose for Dinner

By John Miller  |  Tuesday, July 9, 2019

A Chocolate Moose for Dinner is an illustrated fantasy exploration book of the English language and how fun, yet confusing, it can be for a child (or foreign speaker) to navigate through as they learn the language. 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: Corduroy

Signing Children’s Books: Corduroy

By John Miller  |  Friday, May 17, 2019

Corduroy by Don Freeman is a beloved classic. It is about a cute, little bear in a department store that so wants to find his forever home with a child. 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: 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.