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Pick Me Up! Fun Songs for Learning Signs Review by Stephanie D. ScarboroughSign 2 Me
Northlight Communications, Inc.
11395 Fifth Avenue NE, Suite B
Seattle, WA 98125-6108
By combining music and movement, children will learn faster while having a good time. These songs were created with hand movements that could be used by pre-verbal babies outside of the song activities to help them clearly express their thoughts and needs. In turn, this can reduce a child's frustration as they are able to express their desires and the parents are able to understand.
Learning sign language with music works! I learned sign language many years ago and haven't had many opportunities to practice my signs. Unfortunately, if you don't use it, you loose it. However, the signs I remember are the ones from songs I learned for a Christmas presentation; thus, I believe in such a natural pairing of signs and songs.
The activity book has all you need to learn and lead an activity.
- Activity overview for each song and concept
- Lyrics, signs, vocalizations and mime options
- Signs suggestions with full-color illustrations
- Dr. Joseph Garcia's tips and insights
- Simple signing (alternate approach for younger students)
- Additional Signs (more complex interpretations of songs)
- Index of Signs with presented signs and concepts