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Signing With Babies And Children: start small

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Monday, March 15, 2010

start small

when first starting to sign with children, it can be a bit overwhelming. this is true with signing with babies, and can be even more so with older children, and with children with special needs.

my advice...start small.

pick what is really important. what do you find yourself saying every single day with your child?

once you figure that out, learn the sign, and sign it. over and over and over!

take a couple signs a week, and practice them. you'll see, it doesn't take long before what seemed like an overwhelming job, once broken down into smaller jobs, now doesn't seem so overwhelming.

and don't forget to have fun!

1 comment:

My Baby Details said...

Great idea... I always like the idea of starting small even when it comes to exercising and starting healthy habits^_^.

Etel has some great online dictionary links:

I know these have helps me in the past when I find myself saying a certain word often to my little ones. It's amazing that if you take a moment to jot it down, you realize all the words that your little ones are looking up to you to learn!