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Hi, welcome to this months Baby Hands newsletter.

If you missed our email survey earlier this week and can spare two minutes I would really appreciate your feedback on our baby sign classes (even if you haven't been to one your feedback is still really important). Just fill out the survey here and to thank you for your time you will get instant access to a discount of 10% off your purchase of Australian Baby Hands products.

Also I'm please to announce that we have launched new baby sign classes in Sydneys Inner West - more on that below.....

Monthly Article Section:

Family values are very important, never more so than when raising a child. Starting out the right way with your child can help increase your bond and their learning capability. Here are some ideas that you can start today with your family.

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

Your Stories:

Melinda Kirk from SA highlights the benefits of how using baby sign with early spoken communication helped her to identify what it is her son Josh is actually trying to say.

"Hi Jackie,

I just wanted to let you know what an amazing thing signing has been for us. We started signing with our son Joshua when he was about 8 months old and now, at 18 months he has mastered about twenty signs, with milk, car and food being the most frequently used.. in that order. What has interested me the most is that now he is speaking well - about 50 words - the signing hasn't slowed him down at all. Instead he is combining signs and his words to say more. For example, he will sign food and meow to tell me that our cat is eating his food!

The other benefit is the signs are helping me understand his attempts at words, we know that 'bis!' 'bis!' Ta! means biscuit please because it was accompanied by the eat sign. So thanks Jackie, Baby Hands has bought so much to our family.

Attached are some photos of Josh below. The Up and Milk go together, used when he is asking to stand on the bench and watch his milk warming in the microwave."

Melinda Kirk
Hope Valley SA

Jsh signs up  Josh signs milk

Josh Signs Up & Milk


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:

Catherine CarrierThis month I'm very pleased to welcome Catherine Carrier onboard as our latest Baby Hands teacher. Catherine is running baby sign classes in Sydneys Inner West.

Places in Catherines first 2 classes have already booked out so contact Catherine to reserve your spot now.

If you have a mothers group or other group of friends interested in 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.
  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.

Dont forget, this moth you can save 10% off your purchase of Australian Baby Hands products just by filling in our very short survey here.

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
Australian Baby Hands

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Family Values

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Baby Hands in the Daily Telegraph

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NEW - Baby SIgn Classes Inner West Sydney

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