Baby Signs®, the ORIGINAL sign language program for hearing babies, has been bringing powerful, research-proven benefits to babies and their families around the world for over 25 years!



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Monday, June 27, 2011

Sign of the Week: Cracker

The sign for CRACKER has been requested by many parents and educators. This sign originates from the way CRACKERS were first made. A baker would use his elbow to "crack" a large sheet of cracker into small pieces called CRACKERS. Enjoy this sign at your next snack time!

Leia Mais…

Summer Signing Series Registration Deadline July 1st!

This is the last week to sign up for my July Summer Signing Series classes.  Registration Deadline is Saturday July 2nd.  Check out the classes being offered on my Class Schedule Page!

To register please fill out the Registration form found on the Class Schedule page or email me at Bryn.chandler@babysignsprogram.com.

Send payment to:
Bryn Chandler
90 Overloook Rd
South Windsor, CT 06074

Leia Mais…
Monday, June 20, 2011

How to Land Your Kid in Therapy

A friend of mine shared this on Facebook and I thought I would re-share it here on my blog.  It's a long article but an excellent and important one to read.  I must admit that it kicked me in the pants a bit.  I've always considered myself to NOT be a helicopter mom (the kind that hovers over their children to ensure they don't experience any pain and discomfort)  "I'm not as bad as other mom's I would justify myself."  But after reading this....perhaps I am a bit of a helicopter....I think of my behavior in regards to my children's birthdays, Christmas, holidays, etc....and how I try so hard to make everything perfect and full of happiness.  I have to resist the urge to buy them everything they might possibly like (I don't have the money to buy them everything but that still doesn't stop my urge to just get them everything).  The streamers, balloons, cakes, invitations, decorations, food...blah blah blah blah.  It really is all meaningless and the kids don't notice.   After reading this article, it reminded me that, things don't bring happiness.  That sometimes it is better for us to pass to sorrow so that we can know the good.  My childhood was not full of things, lessons, or any of the other luxuries and choices we give our kids (catering to what they want for dinner, lunch, where they want to go) but I can say with no doubt in my mind that I have turned out happy.  My life has not been perfect, and some look at it and say that it's full or sorrow...but I've been able to deal with the big sorrows and the small bumps in the road...so that, when you boil it all down, I'm truly happy.

Here is my favorite quote from the article:

Consider a toddler who’s running in the park and trips on a rock, Bohn says. Some parents swoop in immediately, pick up the toddler, and comfort her in that moment of shock, before she even starts crying. But, Bohn explains, this actually prevents her from feeling secure—not just on the playground, but in life. If you don’t let her experience that momentary confusion, give her the space to figure out what just happened (Oh, I tripped), and then briefly let her grapple with the frustration of having fallen and perhaps even try to pick herself up, she has no idea what discomfort feels like, and will have no framework for how to recover when she feels discomfort later in life. These toddlers become the college kids who text their parents with an SOS if the slightest thing goes wrong, instead of attempting to figure out how to deal with it themselves. If, on the other hand, the child trips on the rock, and the parents let her try to reorient for a second before going over to comfort her, the child learns: That was scary for a second, but I’m okay now. If something unpleasant happens, I can get through it. In many cases, Bohn says, the child recovers fine on her own—but parents never learn this, because they’re too busy protecting their kid when she doesn’t need protection."

For the full article go to :  
How to Land Your Kid in Therapy - The Atlantic

Leia Mais…
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sign of the Week: Stop

STOP is an important safety sign.  Teach the sign for STOP by playing "STOP and go" games; for example dance to music then STOP, move to the music again, then STOP.  Teaching your child the sign for STOP while playing games can help him to appropriately respond to the command, STOP, when there is a dangerous situation.  This is especially relevant in the summer months: "Stop! Don't go near the pool!" and "Stop! don't go in the road!"

Leia Mais…
Tuesday, June 7, 2011

South Windsor Strawberry Fest

Come to the South Windsor Strawberry Fest and enjoy yummy strawberry shortcake, burgers and fries, and lots of other yummy foods. Shop among all the vendors (mine included), get the kid's face painted or let them ride the train. There'll even be a petting zoo! It's a lot of fun and they hold it rain or shine. I'm hoping for shine! I'll have a booth with information on Baby Signs and I'll also be selling my flower hair clips for girls. You can also enter your little cutie into the Miss Strawberry Shortcake pageant. Entries for girls birth up to age 8. The fair goes from 10:00 until 5 pm.  Stop by my booth at 10:30 for a storytime with Beebo!

Check out http://www.swstrawberryfest.org/ for more information!

Leia Mais…
Monday, June 6, 2011

Sign of the Week: Balloon

This is the time of year with lots of celebrations.  I know my calendar is full of them:  preschool graduation, end of the year pool parties and Father's Day, the list goes on, and my calendar is almost full! There's bound to be balloons at one if not all the parties.  Use these opportunities to teach the sign BALLOON to your child.  And enjoy your parties, BBQ's, and other celebrations!!

Leia Mais…