Illustrator Anthony Lewis
I love that there is a little on with a hearing aid on the front cover. This is another title in the Hands-On Songs range and it is lovely to follow the little ones though the well loved rhyme as they sign their way through. The word for each sign is to be found next to the illustrations. This rhyme is already an excellent action rhyme but the numbers signs are also listed.
About the Book
Children are able to communicate by signing before they develop the skills necessary for speech. By teaching simple sign language to children from as young as eight months, we can help them to convey their emotions and their needs. When children begin to talk, having sign language to fall back on provides a comforting safety net. Favourite nursery rhymes and songs, with babies and toddlers, signing and miming along. Developed with the support of Lancashire C.C. Early Years and Childcare Service, and SureStart Resources Ltd. as part of their 'Sing, Sign & Rhyme' series, these books encourage actions through mime and BSL signs.