Reviewed by Louisa Nashir
My daughter Kate, age 5, learns sign language and Makaton at her special needs school so when we were asked to review this book we both jumped at the chance.
In the past I have found it difficult to communicate with Kate as her Autism means she finds it very difficult to hold a conversation and also her speech and language disorder make the smallest requests very difficult. Because of this Kate finds it incredibly frustrating as she cannot always tell me what she wants or needs, my signing is extremely basic so we both looked forward to the arrival of this book.
As soon as Kate saw the book she grinned and made some very excitable sounds, a good start as I am sure you will agree.
As a parent with little knowledge of sign language I found this book to be an excellent learning resource, not just for Kate but for me and the rest of the family as each sign was illustrated simply and had a paragraph next to it explaining how to make the sign.
Although the book is aimed at babies and toddlers Kate at 5yrs found it a fun and exciting way to communicate and spent a good few hours scanning each sign and showing myself, her dad and her big sister.
A wonderful book which is colourful and fun and a great educational tool.
Available to buy from Child’s Play here.