Etel Leit
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Proud as a Parent

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gina Baker Dec 23, 2011. 2 Replies

What are you proud of as a parent, for me this video makes me proud http://bit.ly/tPaAGn  Continue

The Holidays are Here!!!!

Started Nov 9, 2011 0 Replies

what a lovely time, the holidays are fast approaching.  What do you and your family do to bond for the holidays. Try bonding while learning this holiday by learning Thanksgiving sign language…Continue

Tags: education, signing, language, sign, baby

Baby Sign Language games: Making your Own Snow Globe

Started Oct 14, 2011 0 Replies

Hi all my name is Etel, I would like to share this fun activity I use to have fun and bond with my children.  Baby Sign Language is a great tool to…Continue

Baby Sign Language and Autism/ Etel Leit

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From subtle to very obvious, the signs that indicate a child has autism vary per child. As it is often difficult to diagnose autism before the age of 3, many parents are left wondering whether their…Continue

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Sign Lanugage – A Multi-Sensory Approach to Communicating

Not all children respond to the same methods of teaching, especially those with special needs. Sign language has benefits for both those with and without hearing as it is a multi-sensory language!Children faced with conditions such as austim and Down Syndrome can find some level of comfort in sign language, as it can be taught through both sight and sound. It also has applications in teaching children other ideas, such as proper social…See More
Jun 29, 2012
InspiredByFelicity commented on Etel Leit's blog post 'Baby Signing: Controversy of Benefits'
"We didn't plan to teach our daughter to sign but then it has kind of happened because she's 20 months old and not really interested in talking but she is interested in signing - so we have started using that to give her a way to…"
Jan 28, 2012
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Jan 28, 2012
Gina Baker replied to Etel Leit's discussion 'Proud as a Parent'
"Okay, I was just going to reply that I was really proud that my little boy walked 2 full length rooms in our house tonight by himself, and then... I read your post! Just kidding! That sounds like an amazing trip. I am just proud to see my little boy…"
Dec 23, 2011
Nancy Sathre-Vogel replied to Etel Leit's discussion 'Proud as a Parent'
"I'm proud of so many things, but perhaps my proudest moment was when we arrived into Ushuaia, Argentina on our bikes. My  husband, my twin sons, and I had spent 3 years pedaling from Alaska to Argentina and when we finally reached the…"
Dec 21, 2011
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Dec 21, 2011
Etel Leit posted a discussion

Proud as a Parent

What are you proud of as a parent, for me this video makes me proud http://bit.ly/tPaAGn  See More
Dec 21, 2011
Etel Leit posted a discussion

The Holidays are Here!!!!

what a lovely time, the holidays are fast approaching.  What do you and your family do to bond for the holidays. Try bonding while learning this holiday by learning Thanksgiving sign language concepts with your child. Thanksgiving Baby Sign Language: signs, songs and guide: MUST SEE http://bit.ly/ugijsX Happy Signing Everyone!See More
Nov 9, 2011
Etel Leit posted a blog post

Baby Sign Language: Fun with Baby Signing

Baby sign language can made fun with babies and children! My name is my name is Etel Leit.  I just love language and communication and would love to share my wonderful experiences with you.  I have always been captivated by communication.  Throughout my career I have learned and become fluent in English, Hebrew, Arabic and, most…See More
Nov 9, 2011
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"Baby Sign Language Thanksgiving Signs: http://bit.ly/ugijsX"
Nov 9, 2011
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Nov 9, 2011
Etel Leit posted a discussion

Baby Sign Language games: Making your Own Snow Globe

Hi all my name is Etel, I would like to share this fun activity I use to have fun and bond with my children.  Baby Sign Language is a great tool to encourage interaction between children and adults. One of my favorite ways is through making art projects! Making homemade snow globes is a fun and simple activity. It requires team work between the child and the adult and allows both of you to spend time…See More
Oct 14, 2011
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Oct 14, 2011
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Sep 16, 2011
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Baby Sign Language and Autism/ Etel Leit

From subtle to very obvious, the signs that indicate a child has autism vary per child. As it is often difficult to diagnose autism before the age of 3, many parents are left wondering whether their child’s behavior is a sign of a developmental disorder. Before a diagnosis can be accurately determined, one step that parents can take is to incorporate Baby Sign Language into their lives, either at home or under the guidance of a professional. Baby Sign Language allows verbal and non-verbal…See More
Sep 16, 2011
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How Can Baby Sign Language Help You?

  Teaching your baby sign language makes parenting so much easier. Who said that you had to suffer through your baby’s first few years? Almost all parents have battle stories about long nights with their baby fussing and crying. While the lack of sleep begins to accumulate, parents become more frustrated because they are unable to understand what their child is trying to communicate. What does this cry mean? Does the baby want milk or does he need his diaper changed? Baby Sign Language reduces…See More
Sep 16, 2011

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babysignshine.blogspot.com/2011/02/learn-signing-abc-with-zoe.html
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Signing With Babies And Children
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http://babysignshine.blogspot.com/
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www.SignShine.com
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http://www.signshine.com/
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Etel Leit, MS is an internationally recognized leader in the field of signing with babies and young children. Etel is the owner and founder of SignShine, the largest parenting and signing center for hearing children in Southern California, and the publisher of BabySignShine.com, an internationally known signing and parenting resource for families, educators, therapists and new signing instructors all over the world. She counts many TV and film celebrities among her clients.

Etel teaches in the Masters Programs at University of Southern California. She also presents in national conferences on communication with children with autism and other developmental delays.
She is fluent in English, Hebrew, Arabic and Sign Language and has served in the Israeli intelligence service

An expert in signing and parenting, Etel has contributed numerous articles on signing and parenting to print and online publications, has been widely profiled by the media and has been an invited guest on numerous television shows, including NBC Brian Williams Evening News, KTLA Morning Show, Fox 11 Morning Show among others.

Etel is the parent of two hearing children and has seen first-hand the miraculous effects of signing and the many benefits of joyful parenting.
What is your blogging philosophy?
SignShine's focus is to support the development of healthy young minds through play, music, and communication. SignShine provides babies, children, parents, children with special needs and professionals with the skills to connect in meaningful and interactive ways. We specialize in using American Sign Language (ASL) for young children’s language acquisition, early literacy skills, and brain development. The fun of SignShine can be found in classes, seminars, outings, and other unique experiences.
I have been blogging since...
2005

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Sign Lanugage – A Multi-Sensory Approach to Communicating

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 6:08am 0 Comments

Not all children respond to the same methods of teaching, especially those with special needs. Sign language has benefits for both those with and without hearing as it is a multi-sensory language!…

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Baby Signing: Controversy of Benefits

Posted on January 28, 2012 at 2:56am 1 Comment

Signing is my passion as I feel it is a great communication tool for children to use in order for them to develop their vocabulary and sense of concepts.

 There is much controversy on whether baby signing benefits children or not, I’m interested to hear your view points.  How do feel about it?…

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Technology for Babies and Toddlers: How do you feel about it? More or less family time?

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Your Thoughts on Baby Signing

Posted on January 28, 2012 at 2:25am 0 Comments

As a parent do you feel that teaching your child to use sign as a means to communicate is a smart parenting idea or do you feel the opposite about this topic.  There is much controversy on whether baby signing benefits children or not, i'm interested to hear your view points. I have been teaching my children how to sign since they were born and feel that it has done wonders for me.  How do feel about…
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At 10:42am on June 20, 2013, Lea said…

Work At Home Mom, WAHM, Mom Blogger

I am stopping by to say "hello" :)
I haven't been here in a while.
I welcome your friendship :)


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At 3:21am on May 7, 2011, Barbara Mascareno-Shaw said…
Thank you...do I look like a teacher or tutor?!? Just kidding :)
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Hi Thanks for your comment! I'd be interested in hearing how it would work with the 2 new bloggers you are looking for. How would they contribute ect? Cool blog:)
At 11:14am on April 20, 2011, Jeannette Fender said…

Etel,

 

I just left you blog and I love it!  i have thought about signing with my little one but haven't looked too much into it yet.  I do know someone who signed with both her babies and might be just what you are looking for.  I will send her a message and let her know about your blog!

 

Jeannette

At 9:58am on April 20, 2011, Jeannette Fender said…

Welcome to MBC!  It is a great place to find new blogs and new friends! 

 

I would love for you to stop by my blog at www.myadventureinmommyhood.blogspot.com and tell me what you think.  I've got a great giveaway going on now too!  Come on by to win a $20 certificate to Princess & My Pea Boutique!  Just leave a comment and I always follow back!

 

Also, join up for our weekend blog hop starting the Friday!  I hope to see you there!

 

Enjoy your time here and I can't wait to check out your blog!

At 9:21am on April 19, 2011, missy Varner said…

Hello,


 


My name is Missy and I am also a member of the Mom Bloggers Club.  I have a blog,www.luxurybeautyproducts.blogspot.com  and I also run the blog hop network.

I wanted to let you know that I am following you,  and hoping when you get a chance you can follow me back.  I also want to invite you to join my groups, The Blog Hop Network, Beauty Bloggers, and Children's businesses.  Also, I would love to place a link to your site on my blog if you want to do the same with my blog on yours. Please let me know by sending me an email regarding this and it has been nice meeting you via the web.


 


MIssy

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Welcome to MBC!

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I host a blog hop every Tuesday! Come link up with us...it's a great way to get new followers!

 

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I’m looking forward to reading your blog!

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Hi there and welcome from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie.  We'd like to invite you to come over and showcase your products, services and blog for free to our thousands of visitors. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment, we'd love to have you.  Don't be too overwhelmed by MBC. The ladies are awesome here and sooo embracing. Hope you enjoy your stay :)

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