For both hearing and deaf preschoolers, each page has a colorful image of the animal, a printed English description and a letter of the American Manual Alphabet. Children will love identifying animals and learning animal signs from Betty the Bird, Willie the Worm, and a host of other creatures. You’ll see how to make the proper hand movements for signs and use the easy-to-understand instructions for fingerspelling.
ASL Babies: First Signs
In enchanting drawings by illustrator Michael Carter, a toddler signs 14 words that first appear in a child’s vocabulary: airplane, baby, bath, bed, dad, help, hot, hurt, mom, more, please, thank you, tired, and toilet. The signs are modelled on those used by fluent deaf signers.
ASL Babies: Get Dressed
These enchanting drawings by illustrator Michael Carter, demonstrate how to sign words related to getting dressed: diaper, shirt, pants, socks, shoes, glasses, skirt, shorts, dress, coat, hat, blanket, costume, and pajamas. The signs are modeled on those used by fluent Deaf signers.
ASL Babies: Let’s Eat!
Dinner time is such a special family time for everyone, and what child can resist food or signs for food such as apple, banana, bread, cookie? This whimsically illustrated book demonstrates the ASL signs for common food related words such as: hungry, cereal, spoon, and cheese.
ASL Babies: Outside
Children love being outside. This book allows you to teach your children basic words related to objects and the weather. Michael Carter has once again created whimsical drawings to demonstrate the signs for: grass, tree, sun, rain, flower, bug, dirt, rock, snow, wind, moon, stars, beach, and sand.
Shay and Ivy
Shay & Ivy, written by Sheena McFeely and illustrated by Casie Trace, is a children’s book series made its debut in May 2015. The first book will be in hardcover, 32 pages, and written for children ages 4-8. In addition, there will be an eBook (iPad, Kindle, Nook) coming out the same time as the hardcover book.
Signs For Me Basic Sign Vocabulary for Children, Parents & Teachers
An outstanding ASL/English vocabulary primer. Serves as a handy reference tool to help parents and teachers find specific signs. Indexed in English and a variety of languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Hmong, Tagalog, Lao and Cambodian.
Deaf Daughter, Hearing Father
When Richard Medugno and his wife Brenda learned in 1993 that their17-month-old daughter Miranda was deaf, they grieved, as many hearing parents do. Soon, however, Medugno seized hold of the need to take positive action for Miranda. Deaf Daughter, Hearing Father recounts the remarkable story of their journey during the past fourteen years.
You and Your Deaf Child
This is an instructional guide for hearing parents of deaf and hard-of-hearing children. It provides information on: parental feelings about hearing loss and how to cope with these feelings; family communication methods; family unity; child development; behaviour management techniques; problem-solving strategies; assistive devices; education choices; and an introduction to the deaf community.
ELEGANTLY WRITTEN and profoundly moving, Frances Itani’s debut novel is a tale of virtuosity and power. Set on the eve of the Great War, Deafening spans two continents and the lives of a young deaf woman and her beloved husband. Frances Itani’s astonishing depiction of a world where sound exists only in the margins is a singular feat in literary fiction, a place difficult to leave and even harder to forget.
A Deaf girl, Rose, is the main character of this book written by Brian Selznick. Set fifty years apart, these two independent stories–Ben’s told in words, Rose’s in pictures–weave back and forth with mesmerizing symmetry. How they unfold and ultimately intertwine will surprise you, challenge you, and leave you breathless with wonder. Rich, complex, affecting, and beautiful–with over 460 pages of original artwork–Wonderstruck is a stunning achievement from a uniquely gifted artist and visionary.