As confirmed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, infant sign language is a boon for enhancing communication between parents and babies, helping to forge an important bond early in a child's life. The Baby Signing Bible provides step-by-step instructions for parents and other caregivers, as well as insight into why baby sign language is useful for children of all ages. Kids with special needs can also benefit greatly from this program. Featuring 400 signs, the book covers essential nouns such as milk, verbs such as eat, and descriptors such as more. In addition, The Baby Signing Bible features real-life stories from parents who have successfully signed with their children, along with fun songs and games that help families learn to "sign and sing." Confidence-building illustrations enhance the basics for mastering vocabulary words.
LLaura Berg is an education expert and the founder of My Smart Hands, 'educating young minds,' a Canadian company that teaches sign language to hearing children. Berg started her company online and over the next few years, she expanded her reach making My Smart Hands a successful brand with licensed instructors across North America and as far away as Mexico, Spain, South America, Japan, Germany, Oman, Croatia, Jamaica and the Philippines. Berg's extensive research on the topic of signing with hearing babies has made her a "go-to" expert on the topic. She has posted several instructional videos to YouTube that have attracted more than 9 million total views. Her company has more than 160 instructors across North America who teach local classes to parents eager to communicate more easily with their young children and the My Smart Hands website generates more than 30,000 unique hits each month. Berg has an undergraduate degree in Sociology and Child Studies from the University of Guelph, a Masters of Education from Daemen College in New York, and an ASL and Deaf Studies Certificate from George Brown College. She is the winner of multiple parenting and entrepreneurial awards including a two-time winner of the PTPA award (parent tested, parent approved) and winner of the 2010 Savvy Mom Media Entrepreneur of the Year award for Canada. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two children.