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Where does the time fly? We only just seemed to be celebrating Christmas yet here we are in month 3 of 2010 already.

Last month was very busy with our appearance on The Morning Show and thank you to all of you for your kind emails and wonderful support.

Looks like this month is lining up to be just as busy with with two baby shows in the same weekend, a Baby Hands first :), see below for details.

Seems like it will be Christmas again before we know it..!!

Monthly Article Section:

While baby sign language awareness has come on leaps and bounds since I first launched Baby Hands over 5 years ago some people are still confused about what sign system to use.

This month we look at Auslan or ASL? Whats The Best Baby Sign Language? Are you even aware that there are different signed languages? What are the benefits of using Auslan with your child? This article will let you know why you should choose Auslan as the parent of an Australian child.

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

News and Events:

After last months appearance on The Morning Show we received a huge amount of emails from you saying how great Marley, (our little baby signer) was. There were also some really interesting points brought up on our blog you should check out about the support of Baby Sign Language and why you should use Auslan.

This month we are going to be appearing at 2 Baby Expos on the same weekend of 5th - 8th March.

I will be at the Melbourne Baby Show attending our stand and also doing two talks over the weekend on Baby Sign. For full details and FREE tickets to the Baby Show Melbourne check out the blog post.

Emma our Cairns teacher will also be running a stand at the Baby & Childrens Expo in Cairns. For full details and a discount voucher for entry check out the blog here.

Your Stories:

This interesting story helped inspire my article for this month, Auslan or ASL? Whats The Best Baby Sign Language? Thanks to Kathy and little Jack and well done for doing your research :-)

"Jack is our youngest child (15 months). I'd heard about baby sign language years before but never knew where to learn how to do it.

I stumbled upon an American program on DVD and was about to buy it online when I realised it was based on the US sign language for the deaf. I thought there surely must be a program based on Auslan? After a google search, I found Australian Baby Hands and ordered the DVD and poster.

We're very busy in our home as I homeschool the 4 older children (17, 15, 8 & 6) but we found time to play the DVD through a couple of times. Jack actually sat and paid attention to Jackie going through the dictionary of 60 signs at the end of the DVD. The older children did the signs along with Jackie and Jack thought that was very funny!

The first sign he's learned so far is "Mum". I can now say to him "Jack, do the sign for Mum" and he does it. Last night, I was out at our bible study. Our oldest told me that when Jack woke up from his nap, he signed "Mum" and said "Mama" and was looking around for me. Yay!

I can see how teaching Jack to sign other words that he can't say yet will make life easier. Less frustrating for Jack and us. If we are blessed with another baby, I'll be starting much earlier with teaching sign language.

I love the way the DVD is set out, with the dictionary easily accessible. Very good product, both in terms of quality and content.


Belrose NSW

Baby Jack 15 months 

Baby Jack - 15 months


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.


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

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March 2nd , 2010
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March 1st , 2010
The Baby Show Melbourne

March 1st, 2010
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