What other mamas say about my courses:
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I have wanted to write to you for a while to tell you how grateful we are for this course and just how much progress our daughter has made. She recently became sick and was able to sign to us when she needed milk when she was too weak and tired to cry or move. Also, she has started signing “all done” when she is full. She recognises many other signs incl. animals but these two are so vital to our every day lives and she uses them as though she is really talking/communicating to us. It is amazing.Zayda, mama of Arielle, 11 months
I just wanted to say that I have very much enjoyed learning how to sign with my baby. I found the course very easy to follow, fun and encouraging!
It is very satisfying to see how my 1-year-old boy does not get desperate when he wants something, mainly milk and food. He knows he can ask for it and we will understand him! It was really worth it.Lourdes, mama of Daniel
I have been using sign language with my second child, Lina. I had not used sign language with my first, Rayan, simply because I didn’t know about it when Rayan was a baby/toddler. Before Rayan started using understandable words, he went through a phase of using more or less consistent sounds for things which would sometimes sound very funny and left a lot open to guessing on our part. This weekend, I realized Lina never did that. When I told my husband his answer was: “That’s right, she went straight to talking!” Lina just turned 2 last Friday and she speaks in small sentences. I’m pretty sure sign language has given her a head start in speech development.
Karin, mama of Lina and Rayan
I’ve just been trying to count up all of Louis’ signs. He’s 17.5 months now and I have counted 60 signs that he uses regularly. There may be others that I just haven’t thought of, but that’s what I came up with off the top of my head.
My husband and I are so delighted we started signing when he was a tiny baby and persevered for many months when he wasn’t signing back. He finally clicked at about 12 months and his signing has just taken off since then. What’s even more amazing is that he recognises all of those words in English and French and has the sign as a bridge between the two languages. He still only has about 3 spoken words so it’s an absolute relief and joy that he can communicate with us using his signs. Just had to share this with you and the other signing Mamas!
Thank you, Diana, for your infectious enthusiasm about baby signing. It really helped us to keep going for months and months before Louis actually started signing!
Grace, mama of Louis
I just completed the UYBT online signing course and I loved it! The combination of online training material, the workbook and Our Mamas Rock Café chat worked very well for me. It allows to follow the course at your own pace, while still interacting with other participants. Signing with my little girl (18 months old) and even with my big boy (5 years) has not only been helpful but also great fun! Many thanks to Diana, for sharing her knowledge with dedication and friendliness. We are looking forward to continue signing!
Karin (Rockin’ Mama), Lina and Rayan 🙂
The course gave me confidence in what I already knew, whilst giving me new tips to reinforce signing with Nadia. Completing intentions forms also helped me to actively think about signing and put theory into practice : )
Nichola, mama of Nadia
Thank you Diana for this wonderful course! I found the audio recordings were great for listening to in the car and on my phone… Truly portable and time saving! I’m also happy to report 9mo Miguel has learned to use 4 signs during this course! It took much longer for my older son to begin signing and I think UYBT was a big factor in this. Keep it up, this is a great resource!
Sandra, mama of Miguel
My 13 month old daughter and I loved the online Understand Your Baby’s Thought course! It was full of interesting information, fun activities and a structured easy-to-follow approach for a working Mama to learn signing with her baby. Thank you!!
Deirdre, mama of Giulia
This has been a great course, it has opened my eyes to baby signing, something I really had not thought about before. The e-course format works really well for studying in the evenings and for practicing with my daughter during the day. Thank you for opening my eyes to signing and for improving communications in our family
Mette, mama of Zoeli
With my husband as a witness, Lena signed ‘milk’ this morning already sitting up in her bed and smiling at the day. And yes, she wanted to drink ‘more’ at breakfast when I latched her on. We are stunned. The course helped me realize that my baby daughter already wants to tell me so many things (what she sees, hears, feels, wants to know, needs, …). I also enjoyed the more general parenting (non-signing related) tips included in the course.
Elke, mama of Lena
I was at the sea during the holidays and Eva signed ’eat’ four times. I was very surprised and happy!!
Marilaure, mama of Eva
Every day is a surprise signing with Luka. Today we had a wonderful experience while skyping with my mum and grandma: I started to kiss Luka all around his neck and cheeks to make him smile and as soon as I stopped he signed ‘more’! I really enjoy signing with him…
Adriana, mama of Luka
I really like the online nature of this course, and I think it’s great that you’ve maximised social media, internet and modern technology to bring the most to each part of the course.
Grace, mama of Louis
Diana, the course is great, I’m really enjoying it, you are very clear and I’m sure that in a few weeks I’ll be able to understand and communicate with my daughter.
Very clear and encouraging. Thank you.
The following quotes are from mums who have joined my live baby signing classes (Bizzy Bee Signing).
I can understand perfectly well what my child wants, thank you very much’ is the typical refrain of baby sign sceptics. I have found, however, that my daughter’s needs very quickly became a great deal more complicated than hungry, tired, uncomfortable. Giving her the tools to be able to communicate that she wants water instead of milk, or that she needs help finding her doll’s hat, relieves frustration on both ends. The most rewarding part of having taught my baby sign, though, is that it gives her the opportunity to tell me about her day. Babies need to do this just as much as we do when we come home from a long day.
Julie – mum of Edie, 15 months
Ari did his first sign today: ‘milk’ . He did it once this morning as we woke up, again before his nap and again this evening SEVERAL times in a row before bed. My husband was there to witness the last time. He was very impressed and proud and now he really wants to learn more about the whole process. We’re all very excited and curious to see how he catches onto more signs.Nia – mum of Ari, 11 months
We love Bizzy Bee Signing classes because we enjoy singing and signing as well as making music and dancing with other kids and their mums. At the same time the signing classes are educational and fun time well spent on language and musical development.
Anouk – mum of Aibrean, 11 months
When my son Joel was 8 months old I started teaching him 3 signs which I learned from a book; Joel only picked up one of them. When Joel was 13 months, I heard about Bizzy Bee Signing courses and thought it might be more fun to learn in a group. After only 2 weeks he had already learned several signs (‘ball’ was his favourite) and he kept learning more signs like a sponge soaking up water. He knew 80 to 90 signs by the time he was 1.5 years old and his spoken vocabulary soon developed to the same size. Signing not only helped us avoid frustration in vairous situations, it also enabled Joel to share his thoughts from a very early age. For example: he kept telling us how much he enjoyed a train ride we took together long after the fact. With signing you can have a two way conversation with your child long before he or she can speak. An experience no parent should miss.
Saskia – mum of Joel, 19 months
I’m the French speaking nanny of a little girl who has an English speaking mum and a German speaking dad. One might think that adding sign language on top of the three languages Edie is already exposed to would be too much, but on the contrary: sign language builds a wonderful bridge between all three spoken languages. In many instances Edie grasps the meaning of a French word before she knows the word because I can connect it to a sign which she already understands from using it with the English word. I have worked in a day care centre for many years and I believe that Bizzy Bee Signing classes are a fun as well as educational activity. I would love to see signing to be introduced into the day care environment because it would give caregivers and pre-verbal children a tool for two way communication. Giving babies and toddlers the means to communicate their wants and needs would avoid a lot of frustration for the child and the caregiver.
Morgane – nanny of Edie, 15 months
My son Callum and I have been participating in Bizzy Bee Signing classes since he was about six months old. I love to communicate and believe that teaching my son good communication skills is very important. Teaching him to sign means that he will get a head start of several months. We also enjoy singing and adding signs to our favourite songs adds another fun dimension to the musical experience. Learning signs in a group rather than from a book makes it even more fun.
Annemarie – mum of Callum, 11 months
I am a full time mum and am always looking for activities which provide the opportunity for Thilo to be with other children and which help him develop his skills. Bizzy Bee Signing classes fit this objective perfectly. The fact that Thilo started producing his first sign ‘more’ only two weeks after starting (he was 13 months when we started) was an added bonus. I enjoy the fact that you can easily take home what you learn in class and make it a fun activity all through the day. Whether we are at home, at the supermarket or at the zoo, signing allows us to have two way convesations about anything that takes Thilo’s interest. In the mornings he sometimes even tells us about his dreams. To see the smile on Thilo’s face when he knows I understand what he is sharing with me is a wonderful experience.
Marlene – mum of Thilo, 16 months