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Welcome to this months newsletter.

We were at the Brisbane Pregnancy Expo last week and took the opportunity to have a couple of extra days break in the Qld sun.

This month, along with our regular features, you can save 20% of an Australian Baby Hands Products, but only for until the 30th June. See below for details.

Monthly Article Section:

This month we look at reading with your baby. Reading books is one of the great ways to stimulate your babies development. By incorporating Auslan into books and stories you can get you child even more involved and offer a great bonding experience.

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 Deborah Howard for sending in her baby sign story regarding her son Jamie and baby daughter Natasha.

"My father-in-law was fluent in sign language and taught my husband when he was a kid. When our son (Jamie) was 8 months old my husband taught him the signs for food and bottle. Jamie took to these really quickly and soon had a whole range of signs that he/we made up to talk about things. We always intended to find out the correct signs for things and use them but never got organised. When I saw your BABYHands DVD advertised thru Huggies I was determined to get it right for our daughter (now 8 months).

I play the DVD at night to Jamie while I'm settling his sister to sleep and he doesn't move from the lounge. He watches so intently (now 24 months) and has started saying the words out loud.

Up until now his spoken language had been slow coming but to our amazement, he all of a sudden took off. Now he signs and speaks and takes great delight in showing his little sister what to do.
He's even started to try stringing a few signs and words together (more please mummy) which has helped with his speech too. Today for the first time Natasha started to hand babble, I was surprised because she didn't seem to be taking any notice.

We love BabyHands - its great for the kids and its good fun for Mum and Dad too."

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Australian Baby Hands DVD Would you like to get a copy of Australian Baby Hands DVD at 20% off! Take advantage of our end of financial year sale - simply enter EOY2009 in the shopping cart to receive 20% of any Australian Baby Hands products

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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:

Join one of our teachers for a fun interactive baby sign class and get to meet other baby signers in your area. 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.

Our teachers are also available to come to your childcare centre to conduct an in-house training session on how to implement Baby Hands in your centre. Childcare centres around the country have been experiencing the benefits of baby sign language for both staff and their children. Contact our teachers today and let us help reduce frustration in your centre.

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.

Don't forget there is still time to get your 20% discount but only until the 30th of June. Simply enter EOY2009 at the checkout to get 20% instantly discounted from your order.
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Australian Baby Hands is an accredited Auslan product and recommended by Childcare Associations and Professionals around Australia.

Happy Signing

Jackie Signature Jackie Durnin Baby Hands Author

Jackie Durnin
Australian Baby Hands




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