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Holiday Hip List 2018: DawnSignPress Baby Board Books in ASL

The Hip List‘s Maria Falzo is here to tell you about her gift picks for the holidays! 

Over the last three decades the hearing world has become increasingly aware of American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture. By making an early commitment to developing materials for teaching ASL using up-to-date linguistic knowledge and incorporating video materials, DawnSignPress was able to help point the way in ASL education and Deaf studies.

American Sign Language Babies is a series of 6 board books with signs for common words used in everyday communication with a baby or toddler. Organized around topics like food and clothing, each book contains 14 signs.

Signing with babies brings many advantages. Here are just a few:

*Allows your baby to communicate before they can talk
*Creates a better bond between you and your baby
*Reduces fussing and frustration when your baby can’t say what they want
*Builds language pathways in the brain
*Accelerates language comprehension
*Increases I.Q.

For more information, visit DawnSign.com

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Amy Andersen on the Importance of Sign Language

Amy Andersen, 2017-18 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year, sat with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss the importance of sign language.

Adubato went on-location to the 2017 NJEA Convention in Atlantic City to chat with Andersen. “We have a deaf community that is really spread out all over the country,” Andersen says of the importance of learning American Sign Language.

Andersen also tells Adubato that Ocean City has become known as a “deaf-friendly town,” with students learning to sign. This creates a feeling of comfort, which strengthens the entire community.

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