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About Monta Z. Briant
In 2000, Monta and Paul welcomed their first child, Sirena, into the world, and soon began signing with her. Signing with Sirena was such and amazing experience for Zelinsky-Briant family, that Monta felt compelled to share signing with other families, and began teaching classes in 2001. The classes eventually caught the attention of Hay House Publishing, and Monta's first book, Baby Sign Language Basics: Early Communication for Hearing Babies and Toddlers (Hay House 2004), quickly became the best-selling book on the topic, being published in a half dozen foreign language editions as well. In 2004, when the family welcomed a little brother, Aiden, to the family, big sister Sirena was a big help teaching her new brother signs!
Nowadays, Monta get's her baby-signing-fix with the little signers in her classes. "It always seems like a miracle every time a tiny baby does a new sign in class-- even though I've seen it thousands of times now, I get just as excited as the parents do!" says Monta.
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Now includes streaming video, additional tips, advice, and updated resources!
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. 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 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 signing dictionary featuring all the signs from the book. Just point and click, and 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?
Using signs in playful and engaging ways gets babies’ attention and stimulates their interest in signing like nothing else. In Sign, Sing, and Play, busy parents will find imaginative ways to include signing naturally throughout the day with activities that can be used at home and on the go!
Whether it’s time for a story, a diaper change, or a ride in the car, parents will find dozens of ideas for including signing in ways that motivate baby to sign back quickly and keep signing exciting for parent and child.
Sign, Sing, and Play picks up where Baby Sign Language Basics left off and is a must-read for parents, grandparents, and child-care providers who sign or are considering signing with their babies and toddlers.