In this adventurous day at the beach, MJ and her Mum spend a day exploring in the sand and sun. They build castles, walk like crabs and even play peek-a-boo with a seal. As always, you get to join the adventure by learning new signs and joining in on their activities. The signs learned in this adventure include animal, beach, bird, boat, bucket, castle, clam, crab, hat, ocean, sand, seal, sun and swimsuit. Activities include signing your child’s name using the ASL alphabet, counting using the ASL numbers 1-10, teaching your child to walk like a crab and playing peek-a-boo with a seal. Illustrations are colorful and engaging and the story line is simple and fun.
Teaching infants and toddlers ASL signs can reduce frustration as they learn to communicate prior to becoming verbal. It can strengthen their cognitive skills as they make connections between the written word, the action or item and its sign. And, because it engages all members of the family, signing can enhance the bonding between children and their caretakers.
Teach your child a love of reading, help them engage with signs and activities and enjoy some bonding time as MJ and her Mum take you on an amazing adventure!