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Signing With Babies And Children: January 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
If you are Canadian and want an ABC song that sings ZED instead of ZEE I made the same song for you with that modification :-)
Laura Berg, My Smart Hands, 'educating young minds'
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Gillian shared with us that Nathaniel loves fingering spell EXIT, since his dad signs with him E.X.I.T. in every opportunity they see the EXIT sign!
All I can say --- wow, what an ENTRANCE to the spelling world. Create an HABIT and choose to sign and spell one word you see all the time (like your child's name, or family name on the door).
Next blog, look for Nathaniel's short video signing EXIT!!
Friday, January 9, 2009
It is also important to keep in mind that all babies are different; some are going to pick it up faster than others. I started signing with my daughter when she was 4 months old but she didn’t start signing back until 9.5 months. However, I’ve had parents in my class who started signing with their baby at six months and the next week they started signing back. Others have not signed until eleven or twelve months. Make sure to be patient; the signs will come if you are consistent!
written by: Laura Berg Founder of My Smart Hands http://www.mysmarthands.com
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Over operating in our strengths is often times our weakness. Mainly because we insist on others to do the same - as we do. Understanding our differences in personality, bent and learning style gives us the opportunity to allow the other individual to do just that - be the individual they are.
This is a helpful tool in your marriage, relationships, work and with your child! More Later!
Monday, January 5, 2009
One Mom's Story:
At a year old, James understood most of Edie's signs, but did not produce any. Until.... he ate lunch at a friend's home, who did not have an extra high chair. There was no room for his milk cup on his stroller, where he was eating that day. So, James requested milk from his mom, with a clear, deliberate sign!!!
When Ayers had a bad stomach virus for 10 days, the only thing his body could digest was breast milk. It really made a big difference in how he felt, too, to have the milk. Signing made such a huge difference for us during this time, because he would sign for milk often. I think without the signing, he would have just cried, and I wouldn't have known what he needed - sleep? Tylenol? But through his signing of "milk," I always knew when he was ready for more. It was wonderful. Then, as Ayers started to get well, he started signing "eat." This told me that he was ready for some food. It was so incredibly helpful, to know what he wanted/needed at what times. The illness was very hard, but I can't imagine how much harder it would have been without the sign language. It is wonderful!
When given the opportunity, these little guys needed to sign! They were motivated, and that motivated their moms to continue signing with them more and more! Remember how important signing is in your routine, and your baby's routine, so that in times of need your little one will be motivated to sign (and so will you!).
Thanks to these moms from Baby Fingers for sharing their stories!
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Now imagine that you didn’t even have words to try to get your point across – or worse, that you didn’t possess even the power to voice distinct sounds. Imagine how frustrating that would be. What would you do to try to get your message heard? Yell? Cry? Throw a fit?
But what if you could stop the sobbing before it started, or head off the tantrums before they began? What if you could figure out a way to truly communicate with your child, creating a positive environment in which you could resolve your power struggles in an easy and respectful way, satisfying and honoring the needs and feelings of you both?
Etel Leit, M.S.
Founder & Owner http://www.signshine.com/
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