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Baby Sign Language Books Reviews!

Another mom shares some love for the Words by the Handful books with a review on Amazon! “I absolutely LOVE these books and so does my one year old! She is already signing and loves that these stories have words that she knows. The books are very beautifully done – I’m super impressed!” Thank you, MJ, wherever you […]

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Baby Sign Language – What age?

What is the age range for baby sign language?   In response to the many questions I get from parents (and grandparents), and to help you decide on what might work for you and your baby, here is the long answer on how age relates to baby sign language. I use the 6 month to […]

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Baby Sign Language Books – Holiday Offer

One of the most precious gifts we give our children is the gift of language.  For babies, it takes nearly two years to be able to communicate verbally.  With baby sign language, however, babies can begin communicating effectively long before words can be formed.  The gift of baby sign language is a great way to […]

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Baby Signs Explained – Video

Visuals!  When you want to help people understand something, good visuals can go a long way.  Filming babies to help explain baby sign language is extremely challenging (we keep trying), but …. if you have a niece who is an actor, and she owes you a favor, well….. Not long ago, I stumbled upon this […]

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Grandparents love baby sign language.

I probably spend as much time teaching people ABOUT baby sign language as I do teaching baby sign language. Some of the biggest skeptics about signing with babies are grandparents. Signing? I didn’t do that with my baby and they turned out just fine! Is the baby deaf? Why do you need signing? But when […]

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“Frozen’s” Kristen Bell uses baby sign language!

How exciting to see Kristen Bell (yes, Kristen Bell from “Frozen”!) is signing with her daughter! Check out her comments on her daughter’s baby sign language in Us Magazine. Of course it was picked up by other outlets – and there’s a particularly nice photo of her in this piece in the Central Queensland News. […]

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Why do I write? Blog hop!

My wonderful friend, Elizabeth Irvine, author of Healthy Mother, Healthy Child, jewelry designer, and maven of peaceful living, invited me to be part of a blog hop.   She was invited by her friend, Chicken Soup for the Soul author Maria Rodgers O’Rourke.  I’m in high cotton!  The hop asks me to answer a few questions […]

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Baby Sign Language Helps You Hear

While we wait for our babies to learn how to talk, there is quite a lot of communication going on. Even if you don’t use baby sign language and your baby doesn’t use signs to communicate with you, you already know many things about your child, and you understand (at least some of those) nonverbal […]

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Reaching, teaching, helping one person. Even if it’s just one….

I just read an touching letter from an author about how something she had written never got published. It did, however, get shared with one girl. And it made a big difference in the life of that one girl. And 10 years later she told the author.   While I finish wiping away my tears, […]

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Does using sign language with babies delay speech development?

Words by the Handful baby sign language Spring Session begins on March 19.  Just before I begin a new session, I get at least one question like this:   Does using sign language with babies delay speech development?   I can point you to over two decades of research that shows it does not. I’ve […]

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