About ‘Our Farmyard Friends’
‘The Sun’s going down – and it’s time for bed. But before the farmer can rest her head …’
Join the busy farmer on her evening journey across the fields collecting weary animals who are looking forward to bedtime.
Meet new farmyard friends as they clamber on board the tractor…. there’s a tired old sheep, a muddy pig and even a hen in a hurry!
Accompanied by British Sign Language Graphics (from leading Early Years BSL author Cath Smith), this cleverly illustrated book shows you how to communicate key words of the story through sign language as well as spoken words.
You won’t need any signing experience to be able to use this book; those who have children with hearing impairments as well as those who adore baby signing will delight in it’s easy to use format and beautiful storyline.
When sign language is used simultaneously with speech, children learn to connect both the sign and word. Research has shown that this connection helps to provide children with a head start in communication, literacy and language.
And don’t forget to find the cat… ‘sleek and aloof, who decided to ride on the …’
‘It has blown me away.
I literally don’t have the vocabulary for how emotional it makes me to know parents of signing children can have access to this – and Wow, you’ve done it so, so well.’
‘I love this book.
It has been considered so that parents and children can enjoy it together.
If you are new to signing this book has what you need to start enjoying signing and storytelling – and if you already sign then this compliments the fun you are already having together.‘
‘It is so hard to find a good sign supported book to reccommend to families (I am a Speech and Language Therapist), I’ve found one! This is both a personal and a professional recommendation as my 4 year old loves it too!
The book has a really clear glossary to show you what the signs look like before the story starts but these same pictures are also repeated throughout the book.
The story has the lovely predictability and repetition that children love and benefit from. We followed the antics of these animals, it had us laughing at the silly things that they did and kept us guessing looking for the little mouse. It is a really worthwhile buy for any parent interested in signing with their little one, I will certainly be using this in my professional practice too.‘