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Signing With Babies And Children: MORE than words can say...

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Monday, December 13, 2010

MORE than words can say...

Alex, 10 months, and mom just graduated from our Baby Signing I class with etel. Mommy Karen is so generous to share with YOU this special moment; Alex's first sign.
I love Karen's laugh, you can feel the amazing bond between Alex and mommy.
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We are SO proud of you Alex!! Mommy and Daddy, thank you for sharing this precious video with us.

"I just wanted to share the story of Alex's first sign. He just turned 10 months and he's been imitating things that I do and sounds that I make lately. (Clapping, kissing, coughing, yelling, short words, laughing, and yes, even burping.) I've been asking him if he wants more when I've been feeding him and doing the "more" sign. He started copying me on Tuesday and I made sure to quickly give him more of his food. He finally got it that whenever he did the sign, he would quickly get more food. I wasn't sure at first that that was what he was doing because he doesn't use his looks more like a clap but he does it very purposefully and just does it 2 or 3 times. (It kinda reminds me of somebody trying to use "The Clapper".....ha ha!) He may think that it means he "wants" something because he did it today when I asked him if he wanted his milk. I am very excited that he's wanting to communicate with me and he seems very excited too that I understand him! I'm so looking forward to his next signs....Thanks again to Etel for a great class!

Karen and Alexander ;)

Etel Leit, M.S.
Founder & Owner


My Baby Details said...

Karen (and Etel^_^), thank you so much for sharing! I was so drawn to watching your son... he was adorable and felt the bond between a mother and son just from watching the short clip.

It also reminded me of just recently when my sister said my 8 month old niece was possibly signing "eat" as she noticed my niece putting her finger up to her mouth when eating!

I love the energy of our little ones and their impressive expressions of communication!!!
Thanks again for sharing!

marab said...

I know Alex from the Hollywood classes, and I am so proud to see him signing! He is communicating with Mommy through many outlets: sounds, signing, and talking! What a great moment to catch on tape. I'm excited to see Alex sign even more!