Stranger Anxiety: A Holiday Hazard

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Some of my most enduring memories of Christmas with my own children were the annual visits with Santa. Born in the fall and still babes-in-arms by Christmas, their first experiences with Santa were uneventful. Things had changed dramatically, however, by Christmas #2–when the kids were about 15 months old. They would have nothing to do…

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“Signs” of the Holidays!

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What the holidays mean for many of us is the opportunity to get together with family and friends to reminisce about times past and to make good memories for the future. In many families these celebrations are made even sweeter by the addition of babies and toddlers who still have stars in their eyes when…

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Enhancing Mealtime Joy: The Magic of Baby Signs® During Holidays

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Harmonizing Holidays: Baby Signs® for Joyful Mealtime Communication Mealtime with little ones can be a delightful yet challenging experience, especially during holidays when families gather to celebrate. As parents, we constantly seek ways to make these moments more enjoyable and meaningful for our children. One fantastic tool that can transform mealtime into a language-rich and…

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Communicate, Connect, Thrive: Maricar’s Journey as a Baby Signs® Instructor and Postpartum Doula

Maricar

Meet Maricar, a passionate and dedicated Baby Signs® certified instructor from Along Came A Doula LLC. Born in San Francisco, she later moved to San Diego and eventually found herself in Northern Virginia, where she currently resides. Maricar’s journey into teaching Baby Signs® classes began with a fascination for the powerful communication tool that she…

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Maria Bornacini’s Baby Signs® Journey in Mexico

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Empowering Communication and Bonding Communication is a fundamental aspect of human connection, and for infants, it’s their window to the world. Enter Baby Signs®, a program that has been transforming the way babies and their caregivers communicate. In Mexico, Maria Bornacini is taking the lead as a Baby Signs® International Partner, making a significant impact…

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The Baby Signs® Program: A Movement Built on a Solid Foundation

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Linda Acredolo, Ph.D. ,Professor Emeritus, UC Davis Susan Goodwyn, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, CSU Stanislaus Why Sign Language for Babies? There’s nothing more heart-wrenching than hearing a baby cry and not knowing why. The problem for babies is with the painstakingly slow development of the ability to produce words. Fortunately, babies are a good deal more…

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The Power of Sign Language for Adopted Children

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Adoption is a profound and beautiful way of creating families, and it comes with its unique set of challenges. Children who are adopted may have experienced trauma or disrupted early attachments, which can impact their ability to communicate effectively. One tool that has proven to be incredibly beneficial in helping these children bridge the gap…

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Erin Schneider, Certified Baby Signs® Instructor in Southeastern Michigan

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In the bustling world of early childhood development, few tools are as powerful as sign language when it comes to enhancing communication between caregivers and their little ones. Erin Schneider, a certified Baby Signs® Instructor hailing from the picturesque landscapes of Southeastern Michigan, has made it her mission to help parents, caregivers, and their children…

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Unlocking Communication and Early Literacy: Baby Signs® Classes at Your Local Library

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Parenthood is an incredible journey filled with precious moments and milestones. One of the most eagerly awaited milestones for parents is when their baby starts communicating. While verbal communication typically takes time to develop, there’s a fascinating method that can bridge the communication gap between parents and their little ones – Baby Signs®. And guess…

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Why Children’s Fears Increase in the 2nd Year

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by Dr. Linda Acredolo, co-founder the Baby Signs® Program Although signing with babies is my passion, I also enjoy sharing other insights about development. Here’s an example from Baby Hearts, my book co-authored with Dr. Susan Goodwyn. Along with cake and ice cream, a child’s first birthday brings with it a not so nice gift – a significant…

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Why Kids Love Animals

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Ever wonder why children, even babies, are so drawn to animals? Even linguists have long been aware of this attraction. Turns out that more than a third of the average baby’s earliest words are names for animals with “cat,” “dog,” “bird,” and “bunny” leading the pack. What’s more, we see a similar trend among signs.…

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Spooky Fun with Baby Signs®: Celebrating Halloween Together!

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Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to introduce your little one to the magic of the Baby Signs® Program in a fun and festive way! Baby Signs® can enhance communication with your baby, allowing them to express themselves before they can even talk. This Halloween, let’s explore how you can…

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