Bonding with baby is as simple as signing and author J.R. Cagle teaches parents useful and creative ways to integrate American Sign Language in their parent-child relationship in “Easy Guide to Baby Sign Language”
New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/10/2014 -- J.R. Cagle was like any other modern parent: eager to do parenting right, short on time and ever-doting on a lovely, but crying, bundle of joy. Turning to blogs, fellow parents and finally, sign language books, Cagle just wanted to be able to communicate with his pre-verbal child.
“Every parent wants an easy-to-use tool and quite frankly, between the made-up signs and the American- and British Sign Languages, I just didn’t find the books well-organized or extremely useful,” says Cagle. “So, I set out to write a concise resource with logical indexes, activity ideas to engage with your child and clean, simple illustrations!”
And so, Cagle’s book, “Easy Guide to Baby Sign Language” was born and delivered to online retailers just weeks ago.
There are at least 12 benefits to baby sign language, and here are some of the best:
- Hearing babies who sign are able to communicate before verbal speech is possible. Babies who sign are able to express wants, needs and share their personalities. This can bring joy, confidence, reduced frustrations and stronger bonds.
- Baby sign language can improve communication skills resulting in improved comprehension, memory, judgment, confidence, self-esteem, and emotional development.
- Research shows infants at 6 months understand much more than previously thought
No wonder celebrities like Jessica Alba, Nicole Kidman, Nicole Richie, Tia Mowry, Debra Messing and Holly Madison have all been known to use baby sign language.
It is interesting to note that the cities most interested in baby sign language are Denver, Seattle, San Diego, San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Toronto and Los Angeles.
PRAISE FOR “EASY GUIDE TO BABY SIGN LANGUAGE”
“Achieving 5-star ratings from both the prominent book review organization “Reader’s Favorite” and Amazon customer reviews, even the mummy bloggers are talking about Cagle’s creative approach to solving the most common parenting challenges.
“I love how straight forward this book is, how fast it gets into the meat of it. Really quick read, then once you are ready to start using the information its layout makes it easy to quickly find what you are needing,” wrote ‘Perfect Mom’ who publishes on her well-read ‘Confessions of a Perfect Mom.’ “If you are looking for a starting point, this is where you should start,” says ‘Perfect Mom.’
“Easy Guide to Baby Sign Language” features two indexes: one for easy alphabetic search of useful signs and the other by category, including playtime, bedtime, animals and family. Parents can purchase the illustrated book for a retail price of $10.46 on Amazon.com. The book is also available at the following online retailers: Barnes & Noble, Kobo and iTunes.com. More information on Cagle and “Easy Guide to Baby Sign Language” may be found at http://www.babysigncenter.com.
About J.R. Cagle
J.R. Cagle is a father who wanted to use sign language with his own child. He became frustrated with the poor quality of resources available and dedicated himself to researching this topic. In “Easy Guide to Baby Sign Language”, his intent was to make information quickly and easily accessible to busy parents. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia and lived there for over 30 years. Since 2007, he has lived in and around London, England with his wife and daughter. He is a well-respected professional in the Public Relations industry.