So I have been meaning to post this for some time but I wanted a video. I am calling the video a wash because I can never get it. Maybe one day. Anyways, I think this is my first stint in bragging about my kid. I know ‘every kid is special’ blah blah blah. My kid? He rocks at signing. His comprehension is even growing too. One day I was at Ollies over in Cary just looking around and there was a book for beginning signs. It was $2 and came with flash cards. I figured ‘heck, it is worth a try’. Once I brought it home, he loved it.
Now he knew signs before I got this book. They teach them the basics at school and he also has a little friend since infant class that is hearing impaired, so the teachers have learned some more as well. I have also picked up some from shows on nick jr. Anyways, he loved the book from minute one. It is about 10 pages with a picture of a kid doing the sign and what it is. Then there is the word and an explanation on how to do it plus an adult. At first he liked looking at it and doing the few he knew(milk, more, eat, etc). Then he was doing them all…proudly. We got out the flash cards just as a distraction one day and it was like baby crack. He just kept doing them and trying so hard on the tough ones. This boy LOVES accolades. So as of now he can do all of the following:
- Dog (and we taught him to pant with it. So cute)
- Shoes (he looks at his feet…so kinda)
- Duck (and he quacks)
- Daddy (he tries…it is tough but then he sure as hell can say it)
- Ball (tries and can say it anyway)
- Car(showed signs of it today)
- Thank you
So yeah…my kid rocks. Hopefully one of these days I can get a video!
The next cool thing is that we don’t have to say them anymore…he just does them. I can hold up a card and he will do it! Amazing. I am so excited for him to communicate with us without all his words yet.
P.S. We also just found a show on PBS kids called ‘Signing Time‘. It was awesome and we learned more to try with him.