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A Happy New Year to everyone (and a belated Australia day Too). Welcome to our first news letter of the year!

I hope you all had a great Christmas break and took some time out with your families for some R & R.

We spent Christmas day at home with friends and then flew out to stay at beutiful Kangaroo Island just off the South Coast of Adelaide for the New Year. Even though it really was only a few weeks ago it seems like ages and we are back ready to start an exciting new year :-)

Monthly Article Section:

Baby sign is well known for bridging the gap of communication when baby's are preverbal but can also offer great benefits when used with premature babies.

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

Your Stories:

The best thing about Australian Baby Hands are the amazing stories I receive every week. Narrelle Mannaerts wonderful story shows how clearly babies can think and communicate if they just have the right tools.

"We started signing with Jed when he was only a few weeks old, more at that stage to get ourselves into the habit. He is now 21 months old and uses over 70 signs. He also speaks as many words and we are convinced that the signing has helped his language development because he learnt at a very young age that he can communicate.

He tells us what he wants, and also tells us when he sees something so we can have a conversation, it is great knowing what he is thinking. We have never had tantrams out of frustration and he does not sqeal to communicate like I know many children do! Deciding to sign with him is the best decision we ever made."

Regards,

Stephanie Davey
Melbourne Victoria

Jed signs eat with Calf 

Jed Signs Eat With Calf Eating

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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.

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.

If you would like a FREE baby sign class then all you need to do is organise a minimum of 5 friends to attend a class and as the organiser you will get the class for free.

Contact your nearest teacher today and organise a class for your mothers group or group of friends

If you have a mothers group or other group of friends interested in a class our teachers can come to you.

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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

Jackie Signature Jackie Durnin Baby Hands Author

Jackie Durnin
Australian Baby Hands




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