Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Learn a "Secret Language"

You’ve probably noticed lots of alphabet books in the Children’s Room, but a new one came in this month that I’d like to take a moment to talk about. Sign Language ABC by Lora Heller will not only teach your child the alphabet letters and words that start with each letter, but also teach them the sign language alphabet through small illustrations on each page. As the book points out in the introduction, using sign language is a fun way to communicate with your friends and siblings in a “secret language”!

Sign language is a fun skill to have and just takes a bit of practice and patience. It’s a great way to communicate with babies and young children who are still developing their verbal skills, or with children who have language delays. We also have a variety of board books that show how to use basic sign language to communicate with your baby, like What Do You See? by Michelle Anthony.
On December 1 from 11:00-11:30 a.m. we’ll be having a special storytime at Centerville Library for children with autism, language delays, sensory processing disorders, etc., and their caregivers.  This storytime will engage them in movement, body awareness, and sensory activities combined with books. Learn more about the Sensory Storytime on the Events Calendar here. Guest post by Heidi T.

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