Etel Leit
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  • Beverly Hills, CA
  • United States
  • Signing With Babies And Children

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


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?…


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

Posted on January 28, 2012 at 2:41am 0 Comments

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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 :)

Lea @ Mother Baby Child & Weight Loss Help

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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At 12:08am on April 25, 2011, Leah Dillon said…
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…



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!



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…



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.



At 11:30pm on April 18, 2011, Stacey Sprague said…

Welcome to MBC!

Just wanted to share my blog with you :)

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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!


You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter


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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