spotty bears picnic adventure – key word signs with a picnic theme
Sunny Bear is excited he has been invited to the Teddy Bear’s Picnic.
Come and find what he sees along the way on this picnic themed Children’s Key Word Sign Story book.
The book contains a story on one side and an associated picnic sign on the other. This key word sign book contains extra signs at the back of all the key word signs.
The book also contains a QR code that takes you to a video tutorial of the book being read and signed with all the key word signs.
Children’s books are a great way to include key word sign into your day and encourages you to use sign while reading the text, to expose your child to more sign and aiding their comprehension of the word.
Recent research (published December 2022) found that:
“during shared book reading between parents and young children with Down syndrome, positively affects the communicative interaction that occurs between parents and their children. Children signed more and became more active participants and through repetition, parents increased the dosage of word/sign pairings. Each of these factors have been shown to facilitate growth in children’s language abilities”
Frizelle, Pauline, et al. “Embedding key word sign prompts in a shared book reading activity: The impact on communication between children with Down syndrome and their parents.” International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders(2022).
Key Word Sign is an alternative and augmentative communication tool that uses Auslan (Australian Sign Language) alongside speech to encourage pre-speaking or non-speaking children an alternative way to communicate while encouraging speech through the communication partners verbalising of the words while signing.
All our books are designed, printed and made within Australia.
You may be able to use NDIS funding to purchase this product.