Start with both your hands down in a claw shape. Then bring your hands up toward your face. The sign is augmented by making a monster-like face to add a bit of fun and emotion to the sign.
Monster is a fun sign that is sure to arouse some giggles, as you make the sign back and forth. Monster is often used in the context of children's books, such as Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Go," or TV shows such as "Yo Gabba Gabba".
You can start teaching monster with the flash card, but because this sign has such a broad meaning, covering a broad range of creatures, you also want to generalize the sign by using it to refer to lots of other types of monsters.
Get all four volumes of Baby Signing Time...