One thing Haleigh does have down pat is "All done/gone." She's had that down for a few months now. As soon as she's done drinking or eating she'll sign 'all done.' She's just started signing 'all done' when she wants to get down from someone's lap or when we're playing with something and she's done. I think this is a great sign for kids to learn because instead of being frustrated that you can't understand when they are done eating or playing with that toy - they can tell you!
Two days ago Haleigh signed something I've been signing to her for a week or so, all by herself! She was sitting in my Mom's lap and signed dog while looking at Luckie (our dog)! I was so proud of her! She was signing for Luckie without anyone even talking about Luckie or interacting with her. I wish Tyrone had been there to see it. This is one we'll keep working on with her, although it's hard for me to do because Luckie comes to me when I do the sign.
|Sign for Dog|
The sign for drink, is a sign I've only recently started using. I don't want to throw too many new signs at her at once so I've been using it here and there but I've been concentrating the most on the three signs following this one.
A word I've found is very important for kids to know is more. Can you imagine how frustrating it can be to not be able to explain that you are still hungry or thirsty and not know the words? This week I've been working on 'more' a lot with Haleigh. Instead of just showing her, I've been taking her hands and showing her how to do it while repeating the word more. Although she didn't do it exactly the way I did it, she did put her hands together a few times and said more to me. I was very proud! This is something that she only did a few times while we were working on it but I know once we work on it more she'll completely get it.
Do you sign with your kids or plan on signing with your kids? Any tips? Game plans? Let me know!