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Welcome to our belated February Newsletter.

This month has been very exciting for us. I was interviewed on 9am with David & Kim earlier in the month and I also got out to visit quite a few Shopping Centre Mothers Groups in NSW & QLD. It was great meeting you all and I hope you found the session useful.

Monthly Article Section:
This month I thought I would focus on the topic of “Baby Sign Language in the Child Care Environment”. In this article we interviewed Child care workers to get an understanding of what they find to be the benefits of baby sign language and how it has helped them in the workplace.

Check out all the article listings from previous newsletters here or the latest blog posts listed on the right.

Your Stories:
Thanks very much to Josephine Downs for sending in her baby sign story regarding her daughter Lilly.

"I first became interested in learning how to do baby sign language after hearing about the positive impact that learning sign language can have on the brains cortex at a play therapy conference in America.

On arrival back in Australia I was very motivated to start teaching my daughter Lily. I found your website and well the rest has been easy. We have taken to it likes ducks to water."

Lily Downs

"As I work with children doing Play Therapy I find its a great method and also helps reduce the level of frustration.

Thank you for having the tools that have helped us."

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Read more stories and see pictures of babies signing:

Do you have a story and a picture that you would like to share? Please contact us and let me know how using baby sign has helped your family.

Product Updates:
In February, I was featured in an interview on the Baby Bonds & Bumps website. Watch my interview here and if you become or are already a member of the Baby Bonds website, we are offering 15% off all Australian Baby Hands products. This offer is valid until the end of March.
New Baby Signing Classes:

This month Im really happy to welcome our newest Baby Hands teacher on board, Lena Lowe. Lena is mum to her 9 month old son Taiaroa and is teaching baby sign classes in the Northern Beaches of NSW.

In February, our Pine Rivers Teacher, Natalie was featured on the Channel 10 Five o’clock news in QLD. The interview shows Natalie demonstrating a Baby Hands class. The interview also highlighted the benefits of baby sign language for parents and children, you can view the interview here.

If you are interested in attending a baby sign class in NSW or Qld check out our baby sign classes’ page.

We are currently looking for teachers around the country.
If you are interested in running your own franchised family friendly business and being part of Australia’s largest baby signing company, contact us now with what would make you a Baby Hands teacher.

  Huggies Parents Exchange:
If you would like to talk to other parents about baby sign then you can join the Huggies forum where I am on their panel to answer any questions you may have relating to baby sign language.
  Buy Australian Baby Hands:

If you haven't got your copy of Australian Baby Hands yet you can purchase direct online through our shopping cart.

Australian Baby Hands is an accredited Auslan product and recommended by Childcare Associations and Professionals around Australia.

Happy Signing

Jackie Durnin
Australian Baby Hands

Jackie Durnin Baby Hands Author


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