What I loved about teaching my babies infant sign language - and why YOU should teach yours too!

What I loved about teaching my babies infant sign language - and why YOU should teach yours too!
I was not even pregnant when I decided that I would be teaching my future children to use infant sign language. I decided the moment that my friend Ann told me that her Godson was able to tell his parents that he would prefer a cracker instead of an apple … and he was still too young to talk!

When Jack was born in 2007 I diligently started reading all about infant sign language and I stumbled across The Baby Signs® Program. I also learnt that the first 3 years of a child’s life are their most critical in terms of many areas of development.

I was sooo excited when Jack made his first sign at about 8 months! He signed ‘cat’… and from then on he never stopped ‘talking’ about the things he was seeing ‘light’, ‘bird’, ‘helicopter’ (he made that one up himself), ‘airplane’ and tonnes more on top of the useful signs like ‘milk’, ‘all done’ and ‘more’.  

It was really helpful when he learnt the signs for ‘hurt’ and ‘help’; it meant a whole lot less crying and a whole lot less ‘first-time mum’ fear!

It was when Henry was born, 22 months later in 2009, that I decided I wanted to share this passion with others, and so I completed my training to become an Independent Certified Baby Signs® Instructor with The Baby Signs® Program. Oh, and I loved my job!!

It was amazing to be able to have my own baby in my classes and watch him learn and grow.  I have lots of stories about Henry and his signing… my favourite was when I had taken him to the park on a very windy day and he looked at me and did his baby sign for ‘fan’! It was amazing to me that he made the association between the wind and the fan in his bedroom; but, not only that – he was able to initiate a conversation with me!

If you have a baby you HAVE to consider teaching them to sign, and I want to help you do it!!

I have put together a 3 week, interactive, self-guided program, complete with instructional videos (they took me a while to film 😊), songs, activities, games and book readings. I use the adorable BeeBo® the bear to model the signs and I teach you everything you need to know so you can have signing success at home.  This is designed to be a fun and engaging process for you to do WITH your baby.

The Happy, Healthy, Whole, Baby Program is about a lot more than just teaching your baby to sign. There are also parent education components that teach you to stimulate developmental growth in your baby’s motor, cognitive, literacy, language, social and emotional skills.

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Click on this link to find out how to join the Happy, Healthy, Whole Baby Program – I have made it so that it is a real no-brainer (is that actually a thing?) 🤔🤣

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Signing with your baby makes life easier for EVERYONE!!

Signing with your baby makes life easier for EVERYONE!!
Signing with babies is just fantastic!! It gives them a way to communicate before they can talk; it allows them to use gestures to easily express their needs, thoughts and feelings until they have actual words.
I teach using The Baby Signs® Program which is based on American Sign Language (ASL) but with “baby-friendly” modifications to make them easier for babies to do; for example blowing for “hot,” pinching fingers as if picking up Cheerios for “cereal,” and panting for “dog.”  
Signing is about communication, understanding, and intimacy between you and your baby. In the end, whatever signs you use, you are opening the world to your baby and opening your baby’s world to you.
Both babies and parents love sign language. 
It makes life easier: Let’s pretend that you are in a foreign country where you cannot speak the language.  How did you feel when people couldn’t understand you? This is what babies deal with every single day! Signing gives babies a way to get around the “language barrier” while they are waiting for their mouths and vocal chords to catch up with their minds. And this makes life much easier for everybody!
It’s natural: If you think about it we use signs and gestures in our daily lives without thinking about it.  Can you think of a gesture that you would use to hurry someone up if you were trying to avoid being late? You would tap your wrist, right? What would I be telling you if I were to cross my arms and pretend to shiver? You would know that I was cold.  There are countless gestures that we are all able to understand. 
Other than crying, babies only have their hands and bodies to communicate with us; they use gestures for ‘yes’ and ‘no’; they know how to ask to be picked up… they come up to you and raise their arms to be lifted – we all always teach our babies to wave ‘bye-bye’ too!
These gestures are great communication tools for babies, but they are just the tip of the iceberg. Babies are capable of learning many more than just a few gestures — as signing babies around the world are proving every day. 
Parents love the Baby Signs® Program too because it makes life so much easier and so much more fun! How many of  us have ever been up in the middle of the night with a crying baby? A baby who, no matter what you did, would not stop crying? 
How did you feel at the time? Frustrated, helpless, worried…? 
How do you think baby felt?    Frustrated, helpless, scared…?
By introducing signing you won’t have to guess what your baby is trying to tell you in the middle of the night. You can know if she’s hungry, if her ear hurts or if something is making her afraid. Life is easier when there’s less frustration and less crying!

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AND, the best thing about the Baby Signs® Program is that it is fun. I have soooo many cool stories to share with you!
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