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Spotlight on picture books

Margaret Street, Early Years Librarian writes about "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. These fun 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 and the signs relate directly to the pictures so everyone can join in together. The stories are written with lots of repetition to help practise the different words and signs, and to build up your BSL vocabulary throughout the story. You can request the books via www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/libraries


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