Don McNamara was a grandfather looking for a way to communicate with his two granddaughters- 3-year-old Abby who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and 7-year-old Alyssa who has global developmental delays. While both girls can hear, Don was looking for a way to help both girls communicate with himself and others in a much richer way. To learn more about Don and the inspiring story behind his decision to write these books, click here.
Don, known by most as Grandpa Don, has written 6 sign language books each with a different theme. In each book Abby and Alyssa describe and demonstrate each sign so that readers can learn to sign with them. The text and illustrations in the books are simple allowing young children to pick up the books on their own and learn the signs without any help from others. The themes help you connect the books and the signs into many units of your study.
You can learn more about Abby and Alyssa on their site Fun with Abby and Alyssa, on Facebook, and from PlayAbility Toys.
I am so excited because Grandpa Don has graciously agreed to give away a set of 6 Abby and Alyssa books to one lucky follower. All you have to do to enter is follow Chalk Talk, check out the site Fun with Abby and Alyssa, and like Abby and Alyssa on Facebook. Leave a comment or comments below letting me know what you did. Don't forget to leave your email address. The giveaway ends at midnight on Friday July 6th. Good luck!