Australian Animal story book with corresponding key word signs for the Australian Animals
Sunny is in a playful mood, he’s trying to be all the Australian Animals! Can you help him with his Australia animal actions?
The book contains an Australian Animal story on one side and an associated Australian Animal key word sign on the other.
The main section of the book includes key word signs for: platypus, koala, crocodile, echidna, kangaroo, kookaburra, spider, snake, wombat, possum and others
The back of the book contains extra signs for all the key words of the book, so as you and your child grow in confidence you can add more signs to each page.
The book also contains a QR code that will take you to a webpage where the story is narrated and key words are signed for your enjoyment and to assist with learning of the signs.
We use Australian Key Word Signs alongside a fun story to help integrate this amazing communication tool into every day life.
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.
You may be able to use NDIS funding to purchase this product.