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Liven up Baby and Toddler Storytimes with Sign Language

Using sign language during library storytimes is a great way to communicate with babies and toddlers and to broaden the appeal of storytimes of your storytimes!  Check out these great resources from storyteller and nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter Kathy MacMillan to help you get started!

Background Reading:

Signing with Babies: http://storiesbyhand.wordpress.com/category/resources-for-signing-with-babies/

Benefit of Teaching Young Kids Sign Language: http://www.livestrong.com/article/217439-benefit-of-teaching-young-kids-sign-language/

American Sign Language: http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/asl.asp

Handouts:

http://www.slideshare.net/ALATechSource/sign-language-sampleshandout

Kathy’s Videos on YouTube:

Slideshow:

http://www.slideshare.net/ALATechSource/liven-up-baby-and-toddler-storytimes-with-sign-language-with-kathy-macmillan

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