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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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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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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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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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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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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Helping Toddlers at a “Loss for Words”: The Baby Signs® Program and Social Development

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By Linda Acredolo, Ph.D. and Susan Goodwyn, Ph.D. Co-founders, The Baby Signs® Program Every parent wants his or her child to enjoy other people and to be well-liked. In Developmental Psychology, we include both these goals under the term “social development.” Although most parents are aware that innate differences in temperament contribute importantly to individual…

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Late-Talking Toddlers: How the Baby Signs® Program Can Help

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By: Catherine Brown, M.A., CCC-SLP Speech-language pathologists refer to children as “late-talkers” when they are slower to develop verbal/expressive skills than their peers even though they have very good receptive (language comprehension) skills. This pattern distinguishes them from “language-impaired” children who have significant deficits in both language comprehension and production. In contrast to language-impaired children,…

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Linking the Baby Signs® Program and Literacy Development

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By Linda Acredolo, Ph.D. and Susan Goodwyn, Ph.D.Co-founders, The Baby Signs® Program The buzz word is literacy…. All around us we hear about the importance of literacy. Parents are told to read, read, read to their children—whether it’s cloth books, board books, or chapter books. With all this emphasis on literacy, it seems particularly important…

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