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Does your baby reconize a sign or signing if 5-6 months old?

Posted by on Jan. 6, 2012 at 9:13 AM
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 My LO reconizes "milk" she will smile and get realy exceited.

by on Jan. 6, 2012 at 9:13 AM
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mz_orange
by Member on Jan. 6, 2012 at 1:34 PM
Same with Hanley. If I sign milk, he smiles, kicks, and looks in the direction of his bottle. If I sign mama, he reaches his arms up at me. For food, he stops whining and gets smiley haha. Same with more.
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Baby4us09
by on Jan. 6, 2012 at 1:36 PM

 That is awesome! 

Quoting mz_orange:

Same with Hanley. If I sign milk, he smiles, kicks, and looks in the direction of his bottle. If I sign mama, he reaches his arms up at me. For food, he stops whining and gets smiley haha. Same with more.

 

mz_orange
by Member on Jan. 6, 2012 at 1:43 PM
Isn't it crazy?? :)
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Baby4us09
by on Jan. 6, 2012 at 1:56 PM

 Im waiting for her to repeat the signs, one day my family thought she did but cant be certain tho.

MommyHoney22
by Group Owner on Jan. 7, 2012 at 9:21 PM
My youngest recognizes more and milk, but doesn't repeat or imitate the sign yet...he's almost 9 mo.
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apaxton
by Member on Jan. 11, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Babies have the ability to understand and use language (and thereby signs) by 5 to 7 months old; however, they are unable to express verbally because the muscles required for speech are not developed enough to allow for articulation. If a baby is consistently exposed to signs, he or she should absolutely be able to understand the concepts being communicated. Receptive understanding of signs always come before a baby is able to sign expressively. Expressive signing usually occurs around 9 to 12 months of age (I have heard of babies expressively signing as young as 4 or 5 months, but this is not the norm), but, again, much is dependant upon exposure and how consistently signs are being used on a daily basis. Also remember that each baby develops are his or her own pace so ages given are approximations. 

Amanda :)
Happy Wife and Mother of Three
and Baby Sign Language Educator

Baby4us09
by on Jan. 11, 2012 at 1:56 PM

 Thank you.  She is a smart cookie. I would sign "milk" to her and she would smile at first. Then slowly she would lift her hand but nothing, for a while. Then one day she signed it and we were like, what?  We signed it again for her and she signed back. So I fed her. :) She was happy.  I always use "milk" when I feed her. I am hoping that will help her learn it faster. 

Quoting apaxton:

Babies have the ability to understand and use language (and thereby signs) by 5 to 7 months old; however, they are unable to express verbally because the muscles required for speech are not developed enough to allow for articulation. If a baby is consistently exposed to signs, he or she should absolutely be able to understand the concepts being communicated. Receptive understanding of signs always come before a baby is able to sign expressively. Expressive signing usually occurs around 9 to 12 months of age (I have heard of babies expressively signing as young as 4 or 5 months, but this is not the norm), but, again, much is dependant upon exposure and how consistently signs are being used on a daily basis. Also remember that each baby develops are his or her own pace so ages given are approximations. 

 

apaxton
by Member on Jan. 12, 2012 at 9:01 AM

That's fantastic....you're doing great! The Baby Sign Language Academy has a tips for signing success page that can also be downloaded. There is lots of free info there so it's a good resource if you're ever in need. Happy Signing! :)

Amanda :)
Happy Wife and Mother of Three
and Baby Sign Language Educator

Baby4us09
by on Jan. 12, 2012 at 9:20 AM

 Thank you for this?

Quoting apaxton:

That's fantastic....you're doing great! The Baby Sign Language Academy has a tips for signing success page that can also be downloaded. There is lots of free info there so it's a good resource if you're ever in need. Happy Signing! :)

 

apaxton
by Member on Jan. 12, 2012 at 9:42 AM

:)


Amanda :)
Happy Wife and Mother of Three
and Baby Sign Language Educator

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