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We were at the brand new Sydney Baby Show this month at the Royal Hall of Industries.

Thanks to those of you who popped by to say hello, it's always nice to hear how you are getting on with your signing.

We will be at the Pregnancy Expo in Melbourne in a few weeks time so hopefully see you there, until then....

Monthly Article Section:

Children begin to learn from a multitude of ways when they are very young. This month we look at Early Learning and how children adapt from sensory skills to learn how the world around them works.

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

Your Stories:

"Dear Jackie,

I wanted to take the time to say thank you for enriching not only my daughter's life but my whole extended family's lives with the gift that is Baby Hands.

My daughter Natasha (now 15mths) started signing at 6mths with 'cat' and 'bed'. Now 9mths on, she has a rather large repertoire of 35 odd signs which includes many animals. This was recently highlighted with a trip to the zoo with my parents, where she very excitedly signed not only the animals she knew, but also combined them with the activity they did ie ‘elephant eat , ‘elephant ball’ and ‘tiger bath’ (swim) which just blew us all away!

I can say with confidence that Natasha is the very happy, easy going little girl she is today thanks to her ability to communicate with those around her through signing. Soon to be a big sister to twins, I have no doubt she will have them signing in no time, as she often tries to teach her signs to the other kids she plays with.

I have attached some photos for you: signing ‘eat’ while watching the elephants, signing ‘giraffe’ and although blurry – signing ‘bath’ while the tiger was having a swim.

Thank you again,"

Tamara Rockstro-Groom
Woolooware NSW

natasha signs eat

Natasha Signs Eat

natasha signs giraffe

Natasha Signs Giraffe

natasha signs bath
Natasha Signs Bath


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.

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.
  Get Your 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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