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Welcome to this months newsletter.

Firstly, Happy Belated Mothers Day to all you mums out there. I hope you had a lovely relaxing Mothers Day and got spoilt rotten.

This month my honeymoon ended and I was straight back into Baby Hands with the Sydney Pregnancy, Baby & Children’s Expo. Thanks to all of you who came by the stand, said hello and shared your baby sign language experiences and stories. It was great to finally put some names to the emails that I receive.

For all you Mother & Baby magazine fans out there, we are featured in the April/May issue, you should still be able to get a copy from your local newsagent.

Monthly Article Section:

This months article came from some excellent feedback I had from parents on using sign with more than one child -“Sibling Signing”. In this article we talk about using baby sign language not just with your baby but including your older children in the process. Read about the benefits and how to get the whole family involved, you can also leave your comments and feedback in our blog.

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 Emma Heilbronn for sending in her baby sign story regarding her son Deacon and her daughter Lily.

"My 2-year-old son Deacon and I have been busy signing since I received my Australian Baby Hands book. While we eat our breakfast we practice our signing and throughout the day I will sign words to the children as we do everyday things, like bath and music. Deacon can now sign milk, ball, shoes, toilet, hungry and sister. My 8 and a half-month-old daughter Lily has also started signing back and can now sign milk."

baby Deacon baby Lily

" Deacon loves to sign to his sister and uses a number of signs to communicate with her. Deacon will sign to Lily ‘shoes’ when she is holding shoes, and ‘milk’ if she is breastfeeding, and the new one is ‘stop’ if Lily is doing something Deacon doesn’t like."

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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.

New Baby Signing Classes:

Natalie our Pine Rivers teacher has moved home and to a new teaching location Redland Bay. Natalie is already up and running classes in her new area of Redland Bay, for further information please contact Natalie.

Did you know that while our teachers are based in a particular territory, if you live in a neighbouring area and have a group of friends/mothers who are interested in attending a class, our teachers can come to you. To organise your own class, we need a minimum of 5 attendees for the class. Contact your nearest teacher today and organise a class for your mothers group or group of friends.

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 and let us know why you would make a great 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. As well as the Australian Baby Hands book we offer a range of DVD's, books & dictionaries to help you sign.

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

Happy Signing

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Jackie Durnin
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