I've been wanting for a while to learn to sign using this book that I've had for several years now. My book is an older edition and doesn't have any colored pictures, but it is great.
I spent the afternoon learing some simple sentences, and going over the alphabet again. Instead of learning just the words, I tried to do it in the context of the sentences so I would retain more.
I had first learned some basic signing about 13 years ago. I worked at a daycare and used some signing to communicate with the little boy I looked after, as his speech was delayed. (He was the Bible/ring bearer at our wedding)
After he started school, his mom convinced doctors that he needed tubes in his ears. Sure enough once he got the tubes he could understand what others were saying and learned the pronunciation.
So I bought this book thinking I would 'get around to it one of these days'. :o) Finally today I said I am going to try to get it. I am so excited by the little bit I've learned so far. Can't wait to learn more. :o)