I have a 7 month old son, and although his hearing is fine, my wife and I would like to teach him sign language. We have seen a lot of books out there but I thought I would ask you and get your advise as to which book(s) you would recommend.
One thing I think you would want to avoid are “baby sign” books that offer artificially-created signs (designed to make money for the authors). If you’re going to sign with your hearing child, you might as well use a natural sign language – in our case American Sign Language. Many schools now accept ASL as satisfying their foreign language requirement.
Folks in the NTID Department of American Sign Language and Interpreter Education have offered three recommendations:
The Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language
The Gallaudet Survival Guide to Signing
Basic Course in American Sign Language
They are available from Amazon and other retailers.