The innovative book helps children understand language pre speech
A new children’s story book has been published for babies and infants that includes signing, or sign language. Designed for hearing children pre-speech, ‘Alfie’s Magic Hat: Fun at the zoo’, the first in a series, recognises the increasing interest in using ‘signing’ to help babies and infants communicate, pre speech. The benefits of signing include enhanced communication and a reduction of frustration.
Learning key ‘signs’ when speech is not yet developed leads to understanding of language, and helps babies link words to meanings, ahead of speech; meanwhile, the process of listening and being attentive to the reader helps with the infant’s communication and language skills.
Importantly, ‘Alfie’s Magic Hat: Fun at the zoo’ is a beautifully-produced, engaging book that children and adults will treasure; and with more books in the series planned, families will soon be able to build up their collection. It is written by Kathy Carter and illustrated by Maureen Carter, both published book contributors before working together on this series.
It is published by independent publisher Sirenia Books, and is available now via Amazon as a paperback and a Kindle download, and will also be available at good book retailers and some UK-based family attractions.
Visit www.sireniabooks.com – RRP £5.99.