From birth to 3 years, this title helps in teaching American Sign Language to babies through interactive stories. This series of concept books weaves five essential signs into the story of each book, enabling the adult reader to learn sign language while teaching babies to sign long before they learn to form words. Providing a context for the introduction of each sign, these educational stories focus on communicating essential messages through repetition and reading aloud while encouraging long-term developmental benefits by stimulating early communication skills.
An all-round excellent communicator, Phi Beta Kappa scholar Mimi Vance has been honored with the U.S. State Department Meritorious Honor Award for outstanding service, was Summa Cum Laude in her undergraduate program and co-valedictorian in her master's program at Monterey Institute of International Studies in California. A Rotary Foundation International Scholar, she graduated in linguistics study at the University of Nairobi. She has worked at the Ventana Wilderness Sanctuary in Big Sur, California, the African Wildlife Foundation in, Washington DC, the U.S. Department of State, as a general services officer in Bujumbura, Burundi, in the Consular Office in Cape Town South Africa, and as special assistant to U.S. Ambassador Pamela Harriman, as well as other U.S. State Department roles in Paris, Panama, and the United States. Since moving to Houston, she has served as director of Corporate Programs for the Houston Zoo and been an external affairs development officer for Trees for Houston.