Through the use of simple movements babies can enjoy interaction with their parents that otherwise would have been impossible until they could talk.
Authors Linda Acredlo and Susan Goodwyn, both active members of the International Society for Infant Studies, show how easy it is to use simple signs to help parents to gain a greater understanding of their baby, while helping the baby to develop skills that will benefit them greatly as they mature into toddlers.
Using no-nonsense language and easy-to-follow photographs, Baby Signs interprets the early gestures of infancy and encourages parents to interact with their offspring without pressure, while learning to enjoy the pleasures of a small child as he or she begins to interact with the world.
Encouragement, repetition and laughter are the order of the day in this cracking little book, designed to help parent and child get the most out of each other as they learn together.--Susan Harrison --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
This is not an instruction book - afterall, the book tells you that you and your baby make up whatever signs you like and that mean something to you. There is a short chapter (the last one) of suggestions but I bet you know them already (it really is that obvious).
If you lack confidence or need convincing of the concept then I would recommend it. Otherwise, get inventive yourself.
Melissa Hill, Author of The Smart Woman's Guide to Staying at Home