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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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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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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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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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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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Enhancing Communication and Bonding: Baby Signs® for At-Risk Mothers and Babies

April 1, 2024

Child abuse is a deeply concerning issue that affects the lives of many children worldwide. In situations where mothers and babies are at risk, effective communication and bonding are crucial factors in preventing child abuse. Fortunately, the Baby Signs® Program…

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Baby Sign Language and Learning to Talk

March 29, 2024

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. Baby sign language actually speeds up the process.…

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Hop into Easter with the Baby Signs® Program: A Fun Guide for Families

March 24, 2024

Easter is a time filled with joy and celebration for families around the world. As we gather to mark this holiday, it’s an excellent opportunity to include your little one in the festivities using infant sign language. Not only does…

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From Signs to Speech—Inevitable!

March 18, 2024

By Linda Acredolo, Ph.d October 2012 Despite our federally-funded research, evidence showing that signing babies actually learn to talk sooner, some parents still worry that their babies will be too content with signing to do the work of learning to…

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Sabla D’Oliveira: International Partner for Baby Signs Portugal®

March 18, 2024

Sabla D’Oliveira’s journey with the Baby Signs® Program is a testament to the program’s profound impact on both babies and families. As the International Partner for Baby Signs® Portugal, her passion shines through her story: From Curiosity to Calling: Since…

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Fostering Emotional Development

March 11, 2024

Lessons in Kindness from Rover and Kitty By: Linda Acredolo, Ph.D One of the most important values that parents pass on to their children is empathy—that is, the ability to recognize what other people are feeling AND the willingness to…

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Celebrating Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Day with Baby Signs®: Empowering Communication and Connection

March 4, 2024

Welcome to our blog, where we celebrate Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Day on March 8th, highlighting the synergy between SEL principles and the empowering communication tools provided by the Baby Signs® Program. SEL Day emphasizes the importance of fostering social-emotional skills…

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Melody Berry Healan

How To Raise A Reader

February 26, 2024

As we celebrate Read Across America Week and honor the legacy of Dr. Seuss, let us embrace innovative approaches to early literacy that promote communication, engagement, and inclusion. Baby Signs® not only enhances language development and literacy skills but also…

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