About the Author:

Kirsten Dennis has fifteen years of experience in working with young children and has successfully integrated American Sign Language (ASL) into her curriculum for hearing students for the last ten years. She received her masters of arts in education and child development from Pacific Oaks College in Seattle, Washington. Her master's thesis focused on the use of ASL in the early childhood classroom. Kirsten and Tressa Azpiri coauthored Sign to Learn—a fun, easy-to-use curriculum for early childhood teachers to begin signing in their classrooms. She currently teaches kindergarten in the small, rural community of White Salmon, Washington. Publications: Sign to Learn: American Sign Language in the Early Childhood Classroom(Redleaf Press, 2005)

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  • Sign to Learn: American Sign Language in the Early Childhood Classroom

    Authors: Kirsten Dennis, Tressa Azpiri

    Product Code:
    413001 (Softbound)
    978-192961069-3 (Softbound)
    Age Focus: 0-6

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    Everyone is talking about signing with young children. As a form of early communication for infants and toddlers, or as a transitioning tool for children just beginning to speak, the benefits of signing with hearing children are endless.

    Information-rich appendices include a thorough ASL illustration index, sample letters to families, and resources for further reading.

    208 pages

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