The Lonely Penguin – Key word sign children’s book – Ocean animal theme



The lonely penguin is looking for a friend, will she find one?


The book contains an underwater story on one side and an associated Underwater Animal key word sign on the other.


This book contains the following key word signs: penguin, whale, lobster, clam, jellyfish, turtle, shark, fish, seal, octopus, dolphin, ocean


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.


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.