Guest Blogger

Joann Woolley

Joann Woolley

Joann Woolley of Sign4Baby is a Master Level Instructor in the Signing Time Academy.

ASL is her first language (her mother is deaf) and her first sign was MILK.

Both her fluency in ASL and understanding of ASL culture provide an insight to the language that opens the eyes of her students.

She has been invited to speak to groups all over San Diego county and has shared her expertise online at and .

More tips and signing resources are shared via her social media platforms - Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and her Sign4Baby blog.

Projects on the horizon include an iPhone app and an ebook to make signing fun, accessible, and affordable for families everywhere.

Contact Joann Woolley at [email protected]


Blog Posts by Joann Woolley

  • Fall Favorite: Apple Picking

    Fall Favorite: Apple Picking

    While my children are very little it seems they can be easily amazed by the same things again year after year as the fall season brings exciting adventures with it. A number of family fall activities have become traditions that once were novelties, and both bring about a sense of joy and connection.

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  • Pointing is a Far Cry from Being Understood

    Pointing is a Far Cry from Being Understood

    Babies generally begin pointing around 6 to 9 months of age, coincidentally the time they are ready to begin the adventure of eating solids. In fact the act of pointing is one of the indicators to look for in determining if your baby is truly ready for solids. Pointing is one of baby’s first forms […]

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  • Feelings: Does my baby really understand?

    Feelings: Does my baby really understand?

    With each child I’ve learned a little more about parenting than I knew before, I guess they refer to that as earning your stripes. Sometimes your first child gets a little more attention just by the sheer one on one interaction they are blessed with and moms often report feeling guilty when they’re just not […]

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  • Water Play is the Easy Way!

    Water Play is the Easy Way!

    Children and water, it’s just a natural fit. Summer has ended and I’m thinking about how much the kids enjoyed various water play activities from filling up the water table, playing on the slip n’ slide, turning on the sprinkler, going to the pool, and splashing around at our favorite theme park, Legoland CA a […]

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  • Nourishment Doesn’t Only Come in the Form of Food

    Nourishment Doesn’t Only Come in the Form of Food

    Although when we think about the word nourishment we think of food, it is really about one’s entire well-being. Here is one online definition “The substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition.”

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