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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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How Long Does a Sign Last?

July 10, 2024

One of the questions that our Baby Signs® Instructors hear frequently from parents is how long a sign stays in a baby’s repertoire before the word appears. Of course, the answer is that it varies enormously. If the sign is substituting for…

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When to Start Signing

July 5, 2024

One of the most frequent questions our network of Baby Signs® Instructors hear when they give their Parent Workshops and Sign, Say & Play® classes is “When should we start signing with our baby?” Truth is, there’s no “perfect” time to start…

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Celebrating Independence Day with the Baby Signs®Program

June 24, 2024

Tips and Activities for a Fun and Safe 4th of July Hello Baby Signs® Families! The 4th of July is a wonderful time for families to come together and celebrate Independence Day with festivities, food, and fireworks. For our littlest…

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Embrace the Summer with the Baby Signs® Program

June 17, 2024

Summer is here, bringing sunshine, longer days, and plenty of opportunities to bond with your little ones. As you plan your activities and adventures, consider incorporating basic sign language to enhance your communication and create even more memorable experiences. Here’s…

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Father's Day

Celebrating Father’s Day with the Baby Signs® Program

June 10, 2024

Father’s Day is a special time to honor the amazing dads in our lives. At Baby Signs®, we believe that this celebration is not only about acknowledging the incredible fathers but also about cherishing the unique bond between dads and…

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Safety signs

Enhance Your Baby’s Safety Awareness with the Baby Signs® Program

June 3, 2024

June is National Safety Month, a perfect time to focus on keeping our little ones safe. As parents, we constantly strive to create a secure environment for our children. Teaching your baby safety signs can be a fun and effective…

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Signing Sentences: When One Sign Isn’t Enough!

May 28, 2024

There’s no doubt that a single sign—such as MORE, for example—conveys important information. But there’s also no denying that the combination MORE plus COOKIE is even clearer. Babies seem to know this intuitively; that’s why as soon as they can, they…

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Introducing the On The Grow™ Program: Enrichment Classes from Birth to 5 Years

May 20, 2024

At the Baby Signs® Program, we are dedicated to supporting parents and caregivers in nurturing their children’s growth and development. The On The Grow™ program is designed to provide comprehensive, age-appropriate classes that promote the healthy development of children from…

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Best Start ICI Training

Empowering the Antelope Valley Community: Highlights from the Baby Signs® 2-Day Instructor Certification Training

May 13, 2024

Last week’s Baby Signs® 2-Day Instructor Certification Training, proudly sponsored by Best Start Antelope Valley, brought together a diverse group of 45 passionate professionals from the childcare, doula, speech-language pathology (SLP), lactation consulting, and early intervention fields. Held in Palmdale,…

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Elizabeth Sprague

My Unforgettable Mother’s Day Gift

April 29, 2024

“Joshua, my third baby boy and third signer gave me such a special Mother’s Day gift last year. A little over a year old and he was signing up a storm. He would use the sign for “Daddy” for any…

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Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

April 28, 2024

As National Teacher Appreciation Week approaches, it’s time to reflect on the incredible impact educators have on our lives, especially when it comes to our little ones. At the Baby Signs® Program, we recognize the vital role teachers play in…

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Early Childhood Educator Training with Best Start

April 22, 2024

In the heart of Antelope Valley, childcare providers embarked on an immersive learning experience at the Baby Signs® Early Childhood Educator Training. Held at the Children’s Bureau of Southern California and generously sponsored by Best Start Antelope Valley, this three-hour…

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Aria By Toilet

Say Good-bye to Diapers in Honor of Earth Day!

April 14, 2024

By: Linda Acredolo, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, UC Davis and Co-Founder, the Baby Signs® Program Earth Day is a good time for all of us to reflect on what we can do on an individual basis to promote the health of our…

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A mother and her young son smiling at a newborn baby, exhibiting early signs of communication development, sleeping under a white blanket.

Celebrating National Siblings Day with the Baby Signs® Program

April 8, 2024

Strengthening Bonds Through Communication Every April 10th, National Siblings Day offers a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the unique bond shared between siblings. It’s a day to cherish the moments of laughter, support, and shared experiences that make sibling relationships so…

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A girl in a pink dress demonstrating social emotional development.

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

April 7, 2024

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…

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