Valentine’s Day with Baby Signs®: A Symphony of Signs and Love

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Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love, and what better way to embrace this sentiment than by nurturing the social and emotional development of our little ones through the language of Baby Signs®. As parents, caregivers, and families around the world embark on the joyous journey of raising expressive communicators, let’s explore how Baby Signs®…

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Doula and Certified Baby Signs® Instructor: Naima Bond’s Impactful Story in Atlanta

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In the bustling city of Atlanta, Georgia, a passionate advocate for early communication and infant development shines through – Naima Bond. With a background deeply rooted in early intervention, Naima has become a trusted certified Baby Signs® Instructor, bringing her wealth of knowledge to parents and educators alike. Let’s delve into her journey and discover…

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Building Connections: Integrating Baby Signs® into Professional Practice with Infants and Toddlers

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In the realm of early intervention, effective communication is the cornerstone of success. For professionals working with infants and toddlers, the Baby Signs® program has emerged as a transformative tool, providing a unique approach to bridge the communication gap before verbal language development. In this blog post, we’ll delve into practical strategies and insights on…

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From ASL Interpreter to Instructor: Barbara’s Baby Signs® Story

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In the heart of Cleveland, Ohio, a passionate advocate for sign language and communication, Barbara Hamilton-Mbambara, has been making a significant impact through her Baby Signs® classes. Let’s delve into Barbara’s background, her journey into teaching Baby Signs®, and the rewarding experiences she has encountered. Barbara’s Journey: Barbara’s fascination with American Sign Language (ASL) began…

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Signs of Success: A Decade in the World of Baby Signs® with Christine Taylor

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In the bustling world of parenting, finding effective ways to communicate with infants and toddlers can be challenging. However, certified Baby Signs® instructor Christine Taylor has made it her mission to empower parents and caregivers with the tools to give their little ones a “voice” before they can speak. Let’s delve into Christine’s journey, experience,…

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Helping Children Cope with Disaster and Crisis

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Linda Acredolo, Ph.D.Co-founder, the Baby Signs® Program  It seems whenever one turns on the TV these days there’s news of another disaster, whether hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, fires, terrorist attacks, war or personal crises. Given how sensitive children are to the emotional atmosphere at their home, it’s very important for parents to be aware of the impact…

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Making a Difference in the Lives of Babies: The Path to Becoming a Certified Baby Signs® Instructor

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In a world where communication is key, helping babies express themselves before they can speak has become a revolutionary concept. Enter the realm of Baby Signs®, a program designed to empower infants with the ability to communicate through simple signs before they utter their first words. If you’re passionate about early childhood development and communication,…

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New Year’s Resolution: Potty Time!

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The new year is closing in on us and, if you’re like me, your mind is gravitating toward “New Year’s Resolutions.” (It’s a given that two of mine will be to exercise more and eat less—and this year I mean it!) But as I let my mind drift back, it returns to a New Years…

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Sign and Rhyme for Winter

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Children of all ages love songs and rhymes that include “finger play.” Why else would “Itsy Bitsy Spider” have maintained its popularity for generation after generation of children? The nice thing is that finger play rhymes have the added advantage of helping teach babies, toddlers, and preschoolers useful signs that can enable them to communicate…

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Infant Sign Language and Learning to Talk

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By far the most frequently voiced concern about encouraging babies to use signs to communicate before they can talk is that doing so will slow down verbal development. In fact, the exact opposite is true. Using sign language actually speeds up the process. How do we know? With a grant from the federal government, Drs.…

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Welcome to the Baby Signs® Blog!

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We are so excited to have you here. This blog is dedicated to providing information and resources for parents who are interested in teaching their babies basic sign language. We know that teaching your baby sign language can be a great way to help them communicate their needs and wants, build a stronger bond with…

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Infant Sign Language: A Helpful Tool for Communication

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Infant sign language is a way for babies and toddlers to communicate before they are able to speak. It can be a helpful tool for both babies and parents, as it can help to reduce frustration and promote bonding. Babies are born with the ability to learn language, and they can start to learn signs…

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