Family Services Commissioning

Spotlight on picture books

Rhyme and Sign adventure books with British Sign Language

Picture books containing British Sign language (BSL) are very hard to find so I was really pleased to discover this series called ‘Rhyme and Sign adventure’ books. The stories are now available to borrow from every Hertfordshire Library. They have bright illustrations and cover topics which appeal to young children - farm animals, mini beasts and transport. The BSL is clearly signed at the bottom of each page. The stories are written with lots of repetition to help children (and adults) practise the different words and signs, and to build up their vocabulary throughout the story.

The stories will be enjoyed by all, but please do specifically promote them to families who you know use British Sign Language.

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