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Welcome to the Baby Signs® Blog!

June 1, 2023

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…

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

February 8, 2024

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…

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

January 31, 2024

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…

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

January 29, 2024

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…

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

January 22, 2024

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…

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

January 15, 2024

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…

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Helping Children Cope with Disaster and Crisis

January 8, 2024

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…

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

January 2, 2024

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…

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New Year’s Resolution: Potty Time!

December 27, 2023

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…

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Sign and Rhyme for Winter

December 12, 2023

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…

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Bringing Joy to the Holidays with Baby Signs® A Festive Guide to Communication

December 12, 2023

The holiday season is a magical time filled with twinkling lights, festive decorations, and the joy of spending time with loved ones. As parents, we often seek unique ways to make these moments even more special for our little ones.…

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Stranger Anxiety: A Holiday Hazard

December 6, 2023

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…

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“Signs” of the Holidays!

December 4, 2023

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…

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How The Baby Signs® Program Can Help Your Little One Through Cold and Flu Season

November 21, 2023

As the days grow colder and the nights get longer, so does the prevalence of those unwelcome winter visitors – colds and flu. While these illnesses can be frustrating for anyone, they can be particularly challenging for our youngest and…

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

November 14, 2023

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…

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

November 10, 2023

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…

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