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Welcome to this months newsletter.

Thanks for all your great feedback this last month. There have been some wonderful stories coming in from baby signers around the country, like the one featured below from Liz Gizariotis.

Please do keep them coming in as I love hearing how Australian Baby Hands has touched the lives of so many family's, thanks so much for your support.


Monthly Article Section:

Since last months newsletter I've added two new very interesting artcles to our blog.

If your looking for ways to help your babys development through signing or how to care for your baby using positive parenting methods I'm sure you will find this information invaluable.

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 Lisa Gizariotis for sending in her baby sign story regarding her son Alec and baby daughter Zoe.

"Baby Hands changed my life: Honestly using sign language to start early communication channels with my son (now almost 4years) allowed us to skip the frustration/tantrum/screaming and grunting that I witnessed other mums going through.

My son’s language development is very progressed. He has been talking (by this I mean understood by adults other than family) since he was 2.

I started using sign language with my 2nd child at about 6 months. She knows the signs to eat, milk, drink, water, sleep, bath, finish, good, change (as in nappy), book, bread, cheese.

She is now 13 months, and frequently uses 6 signs (change, bath, eat, milk, water, bread)

Zoe Signs Mil
Zoe Signs Milk

She is also verbalising a lot now - star, car (pronounced AHHH), ta (thankyou and give to me). Meow (for our cat), AL –eh (for her older brother alec), mum, dada, nanna, yaya (greek for nanna), baby, bubba

The benefits of her using sign and spoken language are obvious and it’s a lot of fun for all of us. I am trying to document Zoe’s progress as I am currently studying Primary teaching, and I find language development really interesting."


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.

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

Happy Signing

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