Thursday, June 25, 2009

I want more, more, more!

So for the past few months I've been sporadically trying to teach Little C some of the ASL's First 100 Signs. Nothing has really stuck, but I know that's due to my inconsistency in actually using the signs. Well, we've definitely reached that frustrating point where he has things he wants to say, but no way to communicate them. As a result, tantrums have become part of daily life around here, especially at meal time, so I decided it was time to get serious about this whole signing thing. Yesterday and today, I've been hammering home "more" "milk" "drink" "hungry" and "all-done." Today the munchkin perfectly signed 'more' about 30 times. I am ecstatic. I hope we can keep this up! I didn't want to push my luck this week, but if things continue to go this well, I might actually throw in some of those manner words like 'please' and 'thank you'. Wouldn't that be nice! :P

4 comments:

megan said...

Congrats on the sign language! I started with Avery when she was just a couple of months old so that I would comfortable with it and she would be used to seeing it. She didn't start doing anything back until a few months ago. Right now she loves to do "all done", and she'll do "more". I'm starting "potty" now too so we can start some potty training! I've also done "eat" and "drink" but she has not started doing those.

Jennifer said...

Sign language is great! Hannah used signs a lot as a baby. We've tried to use signs with Ben but the kid has an insane ability to talk early. I stopped with the signs when I tried to teach him 'all done' and he looked at me and SAID all done, lol. Supposedly baby signs raises their IQ too :-)

Erika said...

I used oreos to teach Silas please. It worked pretty quick :)

Allison said...

so cute :) I think we are going to need to see a video of him in action...