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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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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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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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 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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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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Keeping the Bough from Breaking: Signing and Attachment

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By Linda Acredolo, Ph.D, co-founder of the Baby Signs® Program What do you think is the optimal age for a child to be adopted? If you’re like most people, your answer is “at birth.” It just seems like common sense to us today. Unfortunately, however, for centuries of adopted children that was not the typical…

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