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Author Briant, Monta Z., author.
Title Baby sign language basics : early communication for hearing babies & toddlers / Monta Z. Briant.
Pub Info Carlsbad, California : Hay House, 2018.
book jacket
 Cotuit Children's Room  J 419.7 PARENTING BRI     AVAILABLE
 Edgartown-Children Coll.  J ASL/ENG BRI     AVAILABLE
Edition 3rd edition.
Descript xii, 462 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm
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Note "More Than 300 ASL Signs!" -- From cover.
Contents 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 -- What's my baby doing?: approximations & generalizations -- 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 -- Sign, sign, and rhyme!
Summary "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 newly expanded edition, Monta Z. Bryant 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 to quickly open up two-way communication. Parents will meet real signing families and learn how to make sign language a part of their everyday interactions with their children. Also included is a video featuring all the signs from the book. See the sign you want to learn come alive! This is a must-have 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?" -- From publisher's description.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-460).
Subject Nonverbal communication in children.
Interpersonal communication in children.
Infants -- Language.
Child rearing.
American Sign Language.
ISBN 9781401954819 (paperback)
1401954812 (paperback)
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