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Baby Sign Language Basics: Early Communication for Hearing Babies and Toddlers

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Since 2004, Baby Sign Language Basics has introduced hundreds of thousands of parents and caregivers around the globe 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.

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Overview

Since 2004, Baby Sign Language Basics has introduced hundreds of thousands of parents and caregivers around the globe 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.

In this special DVD edition, parents will meet real signing families and learn how to make sign language a part of their every day interactions with their children. Also included on the DVD is a video signing dictionary featuring all the signs from the book. Just point and click and see the sign you want to learn come alive!

This book/DVD set is a must-have for all parents, grandparents, 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?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401921590
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2009
  • Edition description: Expanded
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 524,530
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Monta Briant first discovered baby sign language when she was expecting her first child. She began signing with her daughter, Sirena, when she was 6 months old, and was so impressed with the results that she felt compelled to share what her family had learned with other parents and caregivers of young children.

Monta offers classes, workshops, and storytimes throughout San Diego County. Her Baby Sign Language Basics series of products includes everything parents need for signing success, including several books, an instructional DVD, flash cards, and the Songs for Little Hands Music CD and Activity Guide.

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  • Posted August 9, 2011

    Great quick-reference book.

    I teach early childhood special education and we use a lot of basic sign language to enhance communication. I found this at the bookstore and I think it will be useful when I need to look up a sign quickly. The second half of the book has a variety of signs (each on its own page) listed alphabetically. I like the extensive vocabulary that's included in this book... frequently used nouns, verbs, etc. It seems to have more than other Baby Signs programs I've come across. It even taught my husband a few signs!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2011

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    We Love this Book

    I Have Only Had This Book For 2 Weeks & My Daughter Who Is 13 Months Already Knows About 10 Signs! I Have No Experience With Signing & This Is The Perfect Book For Novice Signers. I Love How The Author Shows The Signs Instead Of It Being A Drawn Picture As Well. I Cant Wait To Get Some More Of Her Books & DVDs! I Was Very Skeptical That Signing With My Baby Would Help Her Or If She Would Even Understand It! But As I Saw Her Understanding It I Knew It Would Change Our Lives Forever! I Have Noticed That She Is Throwing Fit Less & Less Everyday Also She Is Talking Alot More (Still Baby Talk ) But I'm Able To Make Out More Words As The Days Go On

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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