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Hi Robin, I wouldn`t stress too much. It sounds like it`s just a period when you`re daughter`s showing an interest in books, but going through t...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi, Thank you for your question. In relation to learning sign language, baby sign language can provide you with the stepping stone into learning...

Answered: 29 Oct 2008
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Hi Rachel, Thank you for your question. Firstly how different is the sign you have taught her to the correct sign? At this stage, if you have ...

Answered: 15 Oct 2008
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Hi Linda, To capture everyone`s attention it might be worthwhile `playing up` a little more during your reading session. Choose some books with l...

Answered: 08 Oct 2008
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Hi Sarah, Thank you for your email. There are lots of different resources available. Usually the best place to start is your state deaf society,...

Answered: 08 Oct 2008
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Hi, You did not mention whether or not you are using baby sign already with your daughter. If you are not already using baby sign then trying to...

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Hi, Firstly how many signs have you introduced to Kanye? It is important to start slowly and to be consistent. It is also really important to i...

Answered: 08 Sep 2008
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Hi Alison Your youngest daughter might not be showing so much interest in books yet, but you should feel lucky she has such a great mentor in her...

Answered: 15 Aug 2008
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Hi Danielle, Thank you for your email. Yes it is worth using baby sign language with your two children. Many parents who have autistic children ha...

Answered: 15 Aug 2008
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Hi Sam, Thank you for your email. The recommended age to start introducing baby sign language to your daughter is at around 5 months of age or wh...

Answered: 15 Aug 2008
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Hi Vera, The easiest way to find an age appropriate book is to head over to the Huggies Bookclub, where all our books are categorised by age! W...

Answered: 08 Jul 2008
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Hi Alison, It sounds like your daughter is well on the way to a lifelong love affair with books! You should absolutely, positively encourage he...

Answered: 08 Jul 2008
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Hi, Now is the perfect time to start reading together again! Getting into a `reading routine` is great for helping your child to take an interes...

Answered: 01 Jul 2008
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Hi Monica, There`s a reason so many parents read a book to their children just before bedtime - the right book can be just the trick to lull an ac...

Answered: 22 Jun 2008
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Hi Carolyn, You`re absolutely on the right track. And it will be a fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable experience for you watching your son gro...

Answered: 15 Jun 2008
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Hi Kristina, It sounds like your son is already showing an interest in books so the best thing to do is encourage it! If a book happens to get a...

Answered: 01 Jun 2008
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Hi There, Thank you for your question. Yes we are just about to launch Australian Baby Hands baby sign language classes Australia Wide in Ju...

Answered: 08 May 2008
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Hi there Thank you for your email. I would suggest visiting my website at www.australianbabyhands.com where I have a number of articles and frequ...

Answered: 01 May 2008
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Hi Terri-Lee Thank you for your email. The most important thing to remember when introducing baby sign language in your home is to make sure you ...

Answered: 01 May 2008
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Hi Julia Thank you for your email. I love to hear people’s stories of their experience with baby sign language. Keep the signing up and ke...

Answered: 01 May 2008
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Hi there I have a number of parents who use baby sign language with their children, all who have different communication difficulties. Many child...

Answered: 01 May 2008
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Hi Kristie, Thank you for your question. Firstly how many signs have you introduced to Archie? It is important to start slowly introducing only ...

Answered: 22 Apr 2008
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Hi There, As a launch pad for discussing depression with your children, check out the the "When I`m Feeling..." series by Trace Moroney. There ar...

Answered: 15 Apr 2008
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Hi Melissa, Thank you for your email. When starting out introducing baby sign language to your child, I would start with a handful of signs, keep...

Answered: 15 Apr 2008
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Hi Tammy, It goes without saying that exposing your 4 year old to lots of books is the best first step. Encouraging a love of books from an early...

Answered: 08 Apr 2008
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Hi Karen, For a really fantastic book, the author`s age is no barrier to getting it published. If you`re serious about trying to get published, ...

Answered: 08 Apr 2008
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Hi There, To introduce the sign for toilet, have an open flat left hand and tap the lower side of the left hand with your right index finger. Rem...

Answered: 08 Apr 2008
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Hi Nikki, Thank you for your email. It is difficult to understand what your baby may be doing when I am not there on a day to day basis. It could...

Answered: 08 Apr 2008
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Hi Katherine, We absolutely, wholeheartedly completely agree with Mem Fox`s ways! Mem Fox advocates exposing a child to books - LOTS of books - f...

Answered: 22 Mar 2008
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Hi Nancy Thank you for your questions. There are a couple of different ways to introduce baby sign language in a bilingual or trilingual home. ...

Answered: 22 Mar 2008