AAM - Signing Families Review and #Giveaway

If you missed this weekend's post about Signing and Autism by Louise Sattler, you missed some wonderful information and background to today's review and giveaway.

Baby, Toddler, and Preschool Sign LanguageI was sent a review copy of Baby, Toddler and Preschool Sign Language which helps parents to learn several signs to help their children communicate.  We've been working with sign with Liam in a limited capacity since he was little, and I still use sign as promts to help him find the right words - particularly help, stop, and thank you!  He has the word more right down pat, so we've moved past that one with him, but I find myself reminded to start introducing sign to Erik and I've begun with more, drink and eat - the first three signs that Louise recommends in her DVD.

If your child is a visual learner like Liam is, sign is the perfect thing to incorporate as part of his everyday speech, so long as teachers, parents and caregivers are all on board.  One of the things that Louise stresses in her video is that children may not make a sign perfectly, but will get it eventually if you model the correct sign when you use it - which makes sense!  I find that Liam pays more attention and watches me more closely if I am signing as well as speaking.

Some of the things that I like about Louise's DVD are that you see a variety of children and adults interacting and demonstrating the signs and that it's bilingual - with instruction in Spanish as well as English!

I am able to giveaway one copy of Baby, Toddler, and Preschool Sign Language to one lucky AB reader in Canada or the US.

Giveaway is open to Canadian and US Residents only
Mandatory Entry must be completed before other entries count.
Each entry must be made as a SEPARATE COMMENT
Giveaway will end on May 7th, 2011 at 11:59 PM and 
the winner will be chosen by Random.org, announced on Acting Balanced 
and contacted by email.
The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

Mandatory Entry:

Visit the http://www.SigningFamilies.com and tell me something you've learned.
Bonus Entries:

+2 Bonus Entry - Follow Louise Sattler on Twitter (leave twitter name)

+2 Bonus Entry - Like Signing Families on Facebook 

+2 Bonus Entry - Follow Louise Sattler's Blog by RSS or Email
+1 Bonus Entry - Leave a comment on Louise Sattler's Guest Post 
+1 Bonus Entry - Follow Acting Balanced/Chascouponmom on Twitter (leave twitter name)
+1 Bonus Entry - Follow Acting Balanced on Google Friend Connect
+1 Bonus Entry - Like Acting Balanced on Facebook 
+1 Bonus Entry - Subscribe to Acting Balanced by email (must be completed)
+1 Bonus Entry - Grab my Autism Awareness Month event 
+1 Bonus Entry - Add this giveaway to any giveaway linky and leave me the blog post's URL (3 maximum)
+3 Bonus Entry - Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link to your post
on your blog
+1 Bonus Entry - Leave a NEW comment on any non-contest post (maximum 2 per day)
+1 tweet this phrase (up to 3x per day, at least 2 hours apart)
"#WIN a Signing Families DVD from @LouiseASL and @chascouponmom at Acting Balanced  #giveaway ends 5/7 "