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Librarians sign

Signing with Dr. Seuss books? Well not exactly, but you’ll be amazed how meaningful and enriching reading combined with signing can be. You’ll learn many ways you can practice sign language while reading your child’s favorite books. Since most kids like to read the same books over and over, it’s a perfect opportunity to use repetition in signing. Research shows that signing with books will help your child’s reading readiness, develop literacy skills, and enhance comprehension. Join us for a unique story time where your child will be engaged both by stories and sign language.

Check for your local library Signing Story Time.


Start with simple board books or touch and feel books that have simple, bright, and “touchable” pictures that are not too busy for baby to absorb. Remember, you do not have to sign every word. Pick out key concepts or pictures that are important to you and your baby.

  1. Signing with books develops the imagination of both the child and the parent.
  2. Signing with books promotes rich meaning to reading making it a fun and inviting experience for those involved.
  3. Signing with books associates reading with positive experiences and opportunities for interaction – get the whole family involved!
  4. Signing with books motivates to develop literacy skills.
  5. Signing with books makes the child an ACTIVE participant: the book is more interactive since the child is involved in the PROCESS of reading while signing along with the book.