Baby sign language basics Early communication for hearing babies and toddlers

Monta Z. Briant

Book - 2009

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Carlsbad, Calif. : Hay House c2009.
New & expanded ed
Item Description
"Includes more than 300 ASL signs!"--Cover.
Physical Description
xiii, 466 p. : ill. ; 17 cm
Includes bibliographical references (p. 455-464).
Main Author
Monta Z. Briant (-)
  • Baby sign language saves the day, keeping elephants at bay
  • What is baby sign language?
  • The benefits
  • Frequently asked questions
  • When can you start?
  • How to sign to your baby
  • Choosing first signs
  • Lifesaver signs
  • Attention-getting strategies
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Signing mistakes
  • Made-up signs
  • Setting limits
  • Combining signs
  • Stumbling blocks
  • Including caregivers, family, and friends
  • Is there signing after talking?
  • The greatest gift
  • Signing and playing
  • Storytime
  • Sing, sign, and rhyme!
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Since 2004, Baby Sign Language Basics has introduced hundreds of thousands of families and educators around the world to the miracle of signing with their babies—and left them wanting more!Now in this new, bigger edition, Monta Briant provides more than 300 American Sign Language (ASL) signs, illustrated with the same clear, easy-to-understand photos and descriptions. Baby-specific signing techniques, songs, and games are also included to make learning fun and open up two-way communication quickly.This book is a must-read for all parents, grandparents, and anyone else who spends time with preverbal children. After all, what parent or caregiver doesn’t want to know what their baby is trying to tell them?