is Baby Sign Language?
you have an interest in baby sign language?
Now this might seem an obvious question
to you reading this as I'm sure you know the answer after visiting
my site, but a recent poll by Huggies of over 7000 people showed
that there were still very few parents who really knew what
baby sign language is all about.
Poll results courtesy of
Huggies Baby Club
use this already
like to know more
in order to try and help out all those who want to know more
if you would like to forward this article please send it on
to as many parents as you know who would be interested:
This section of the newsletter is to answer
any questions parents, childcare workers or family members may
have about baby sign language. Our question this month is:
signing delay speech?
Baby sign language does not delay speech.
All the research that has been conducted in this area suggests
that if anything, baby sign language accelerates the speech
process. As discussed in my book, it is very important when
introducing baby sign into your home that when you use the sign
that you also say the word. This way you are encouraging speech.
submit your questions, please send them through to me via the
us form on my site.
Book Signing Tour:
Two weeks ago was the beginning of my book tour around NSW,
QLD, ACT & VIC. It has been great to finally get out there
and meet so many of you and help answer your questions. It’s
also been fun hearing your stories on how baby sign language
has made a difference in your home.
to everyone who has come along so far and I hope I will get
to meet lots more of you in the upcoming weeks. Keep an eye
on the website as we will be adding additional book signing
venues and dates over the coming weeks. For those of you in
WA, SA, TAS & NT, I have not forgotten about you and I’m
hoping to include dates to your state before the end of the
here for pictures from some of the events that have taken place
dates coming up: For full details including address click
Saturday 19th Aug. 1.30pm Angus & Robertson Parramatta NSW
Friday 25th Aug. 3:00pm Angus & Robertson Chadstone VIC
Saturday 26th Aug 3:30pm Borders Knox VIC
Sunday 27th Aug. 12:00pm Dymocks High Point VIC
Saturday 2nd Sep. 12:00pm Angus & Robertson Hornsby NSW
Saturday 16th Sep. 12:00pm Angus & Robertson Kotara NSW
(This date has changed, was previously
the 9th September)
The book signing tour has enabled me to meet so many of you
and hear your stories and also see some of your babies signing.
It’s been an amazing time for me and I want to offer you
all the opportunity to share your stories now through our monthly
To forward your story or a photo of your baby signing, you can
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
This month’s story is from Tanya Smith from Melbourne.
Here is what she had to say about baby sign language:
"After a very difficult first 8 months with my daughter
in pain, crying and not sleeping much, I knew that being able
to communicate with her would surely make things easier. We
started signing when she was about 8 months old and after about
7-8 weeks she started to sign back to us. The first time she
signed that she wanted milk was so thrilling. At last we knew
what she wanted! She is slowly starting to pick up more signs
now and I know that things will continue to improve. My three
year old son has also taken a very keen interest in what we're
doing with our hands and has started to help his baby sister
'talk with her hands'."
Tanya Smith, Melbourne
Mother of Jessica, 11 months and Danial 3 years
you have a story or a picture of your baby signing please email
them through to me at email@example.com
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