Saturday, May 19, 2007

Signing Time

As you may already know, we have been working on sign language with all of the kids, and the 3 older ones know and use over 100 signs! They really enjoy it. We use "Signing Time" videos and some books and a website to learn new signs.

Isaiah, at 22 months, knows a bunch of signs, too, and I want to brag a bit. It is amazing how quickly he learns new signs. I brought home a painted turtle last week, and after showing him the sign just two times, he was using the sign and "talking" about the turtle!

Here are the signs he knows and uses:

People: Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, boy, girl, baby

Animals: puppy, kitty, bird, fish, dolphin, whale, owl, shark, monkey, caterpillar, turtle, horse, cow, bunny, butterfly, worm, bug

Actions: potty, sleep, bath, play, more, help me, want, drink, eat, please, thank you, bye bye, sorry, yes, no

Foods: apple, grapes, banana, ice cream, candy, milk, more, all gone, corn, carrots, pear, strawberry, cheese, melon, cheese, fruit, juice

Things: water, book, flower, ball, blanky, car/truck, shoes, socks, Signing Time, flowers, books, tree, playground, tent

Adjectives: clean, dirty, blue, sad

The coolest part is that it has been SO easy. Neither Christin or I had much experience using ASL, we just knew of some recent studies and thought it would be fun (and beneficial) so we started renting the videos from the local Plum Creek Library System and their inter-library loan and it has been so easy!

That's all the bragging for today!


At 2:56 PM, Blogger Kaber said...

I use and know ASL. I hope to get my interpretor certificate one day...LOL.

my kids sign sometimes, but usually not. They prefer talking I guess.

YEAH to you and your kids!


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