Friday, September 18, 2009

Signing!

Peeper ate (and fed to BigGaloot) the food on her plate, then signed "more."

Then she ate some of the "more" that I gave her and signed "all done."

She played in her exersaucer while I finished eating, then when I picked her up, she signed "milk" and "more," so we nursed for a while.

Holy shit, I think I just had a *conversation* with my 10 1/2 month old baby.

I love baby signs.

5 comments:

  1. Cool!
    (You need a "Like" button.)

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  2. that is so awesome! I'm just now starting to try and introduce signing but I don't really know what I'm doing!

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  3. Samantha - We got a cheap DVD "dictionary" of common signs (I think it's "Sign With Me" - of course, we also have the Baby Signs dictionary now, thanks to them sending it to us for free!).

    We learned some easy, common ones and started using them with her. We've used them off and on since she was quite small, but really started doing it more over the past couple of months, and really really the past few weeks, as she's starting signing.

    The signs that she seems to have right now are:
    more, dog, milk, eat, all done / finished

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  4. It doesn't matter whether you know the correct signs. You are not teaching ASL to use everywhere. You are teaching hers signs to communicate with family/caretakers. If you don't know the real one, make one up!

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  5. Agreed! Most of the "basic" ASL signs are pretty intuitive and easy to pick up, and then you can make stuff up on-the-fly as needed.

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