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Teaching my baby sign language anyone else?

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When the baby was 3 months my fiancé stumbled across a baby sign language book I was obsessed with the idea I'm very obsessive when it comes to new things but has anyone successfully able to teach your baby sign language?
by on May. 7, 2013 at 8:01 AM
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Ktina11
by Silver Member on May. 7, 2013 at 9:51 AM
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We taught the signs for more, eat, please, and all done around 8-9 months. It was very easy and good practice for language use soin to come.
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terpmama
by Gold Member on May. 7, 2013 at 9:54 AM


Aslpro.com.  Is an online video dictionary....

Quoting cupcake_mom:

this is not always true. you just have to have a care giver that is willing to learn also and teach when they are with them. i actully got my parents of the kids i baby sit on board 1st. i suggested and told them that we do it here and they asked for a quick run down of what we do and they saw how easy it was and that their 1 year old was doing it with me and they started doing it at home. i love it. im working on learning new words too

Quoting fiddlerbird555:

My 2nd kid tried to teach me sign language. (She also occasionally rephrased when I didn't understand her words)  I have several friends who have had degrees of success. It does work better if you're a stay-at-home, which I wasn't.

Note that kids start to learn language from the time they're born. Understanding comes long before the coordination to express themselves. Coordination in the hands generally comes before the tongue & lips (after all, they can be seen easier). The concept is great, if you can manage it, and even a little communication is better than none.




Rin0413
by on May. 7, 2013 at 9:55 AM
Someone told me that to show the baby the sign with their own hands was good and help with the process


Quoting cupcake_mom:

i never had to touch them to show them. i just start signing the words i know and doing it in connect. like i ask "do you want to eat(and sign "eat" as i say it)" and i say something like "say please(and sign "please" as i say it) and my 2.5 yr old(at the time) god son caught on. then i did it from the time another one of my baby sittin kids has been here, she was about 10 months and by 12 months she was signing alone. she can now talk a bit but signs as she says the word like i did when i starting teaching her.

Quoting Rin0413:

Ds is very hands on touching everything but he doesn't like me touching his hands unless we high five lol but I really would live for him to start sign language





Quoting babyblue21:

Dd #2 started at 6m, she is speech delayed. She just turned 2 knows and says about 10 words, no sentences yet but can sign 2 words together! We learned along side with her. My oldest also learned at a young age and will be 10 and still signs (speech delayed as well). Their speech therapist made it fun so do we




Rin0413
by on May. 7, 2013 at 9:57 AM
Thank you ill be sure to use that!


Quoting terpmama:


Aslpro.com.  Is an online video dictionary....


Quoting cupcake_mom:

this is not always true. you just have to have a care giver that is willing to learn also and teach when they are with them. i actully got my parents of the kids i baby sit on board 1st. i suggested and told them that we do it here and they asked for a quick run down of what we do and they saw how easy it was and that their 1 year old was doing it with me and they started doing it at home. i love it. im working on learning new words too

Quoting fiddlerbird555:

My 2nd kid tried to teach me sign language. (She also occasionally rephrased when I didn't understand her words)  I have several friends who have had degrees of success. It does work better if you're a stay-at-home, which I wasn't.

Note that kids start to learn language from the time they're born. Understanding comes long before the coordination to express themselves. Coordination in the hands generally comes before the tongue & lips (after all, they can be seen easier). The concept is great, if you can manage it, and even a little communication is better than none.






cupcake_mom
by on May. 7, 2013 at 10:05 AM

this is just my experiance. you got to try and figure out what works best for you and your kids. i always tell people how i do thing and what works for me, but if that person doesnt think it will work for them then thats fine. at least they have all the options and can try it if they want to. and i love hearing what other moms do too, maybe ill find a better way.

but since he doesnt like his hand touched like that maybe just siging the words you know all the time he will just catch on. idk :) and maybe i should try the hands on thing with the other 1 year old i watch. she doesnt seem to be getting it at all but she is not where the other one was at this age, they are a few months apart, so idk

Quoting Rin0413:

Someone told me that to show the baby the sign with their own hands was good and help with the process


Quoting cupcake_mom:

i never had to touch them to show them. i just start signing the words i know and doing it in connect. like i ask "do you want to eat(and sign "eat" as i say it)" and i say something like "say please(and sign "please" as i say it) and my 2.5 yr old(at the time) god son caught on. then i did it from the time another one of my baby sittin kids has been here, she was about 10 months and by 12 months she was signing alone. she can now talk a bit but signs as she says the word like i did when i starting teaching her.

Quoting Rin0413:

Ds is very hands on touching everything but he doesn't like me touching his hands unless we high five lol but I really would live for him to start sign language





Quoting babyblue21:

Dd #2 started at 6m, she is speech delayed. She just turned 2 knows and says about 10 words, no sentences yet but can sign 2 words together! We learned along side with her. My oldest also learned at a young age and will be 10 and still signs (speech delayed as well). Their speech therapist made it fun so do we





Rin0413
by on May. 7, 2013 at 10:07 AM
I just have to make it a daily routine like a part of every sentence


Quoting cupcake_mom:

i would just start signing as i say the word, then its not like a sit down this is this and this is this. he will just catch on. kwim?

and i know a few of those too.

Quoting Rin0413:

I've taught ds eat bottle all done apple bath mommy and daddy I know more but I don't want to overwhelm him lol and we definitely could help each other out I certainly won't mine





Quoting cupcake_mom:

i have taught the kids i baby sit a few words. eat please thank you more sorry baby apple all done, my god son just had tubes put in his ears and i could understand him when he talked to me so i started with him. well i started with my dd but she talked fast and wouldnt do it after she started talking. im working on learning new words. maybe we can help each other. PM if you want





cupcake_mom
by on May. 7, 2013 at 10:08 AM

exactly. lol

Quoting Rin0413:

I just have to make it a daily routine like a part of every sentence


Quoting cupcake_mom:

i would just start signing as i say the word, then its not like a sit down this is this and this is this. he will just catch on. kwim?

and i know a few of those too.

Quoting Rin0413:

I've taught ds eat bottle all done apple bath mommy and daddy I know more but I don't want to overwhelm him lol and we definitely could help each other out I certainly won't mine





Quoting cupcake_mom:

i have taught the kids i baby sit a few words. eat please thank you more sorry baby apple all done, my god son just had tubes put in his ears and i could understand him when he talked to me so i started with him. well i started with my dd but she talked fast and wouldnt do it after she started talking. im working on learning new words. maybe we can help each other. PM if you want






Rin0413
by on May. 7, 2013 at 10:10 AM
He lives staring into my face and smiling so I think him just watching would do great and the 1 year old seem like she love the hands on thing if you can make it into a game


Quoting cupcake_mom:

this is just my experiance. you got to try and figure out what works best for you and your kids. i always tell people how i do thing and what works for me, but if that person doesnt think it will work for them then thats fine. at least they have all the options and can try it if they want to. and i love hearing what other moms do too, maybe ill find a better way.

but since he doesnt like his hand touched like that maybe just siging the words you know all the time he will just catch on. idk :) and maybe i should try the hands on thing with the other 1 year old i watch. she doesnt seem to be getting it at all but she is not where the other one was at this age, they are a few months apart, so idk

Quoting Rin0413:

Someone told me that to show the baby the sign with their own hands was good and help with the process





Quoting cupcake_mom:

i never had to touch them to show them. i just start signing the words i know and doing it in connect. like i ask "do you want to eat(and sign "eat" as i say it)" and i say something like "say please(and sign "please" as i say it) and my 2.5 yr old(at the time) god son caught on. then i did it from the time another one of my baby sittin kids has been here, she was about 10 months and by 12 months she was signing alone. she can now talk a bit but signs as she says the word like i did when i starting teaching her.

Quoting Rin0413:

Ds is very hands on touching everything but he doesn't like me touching his hands unless we high five lol but I really would live for him to start sign language








Quoting babyblue21:

Dd #2 started at 6m, she is speech delayed. She just turned 2 knows and says about 10 words, no sentences yet but can sign 2 words together! We learned along side with her. My oldest also learned at a young age and will be 10 and still signs (speech delayed as well). Their speech therapist made it fun so do we








Rin0413
by on May. 7, 2013 at 10:10 AM
:)


Quoting cupcake_mom:

exactly. lol

Quoting Rin0413:

I just have to make it a daily routine like a part of every sentence





Quoting cupcake_mom:

i would just start signing as i say the word, then its not like a sit down this is this and this is this. he will just catch on. kwim?

and i know a few of those too.

Quoting Rin0413:

I've taught ds eat bottle all done apple bath mommy and daddy I know more but I don't want to overwhelm him lol and we definitely could help each other out I certainly won't mine








Quoting cupcake_mom:

i have taught the kids i baby sit a few words. eat please thank you more sorry baby apple all done, my god son just had tubes put in his ears and i could understand him when he talked to me so i started with him. well i started with my dd but she talked fast and wouldnt do it after she started talking. im working on learning new words. maybe we can help each other. PM if you want









risaspieces
by Member on May. 7, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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My kids are exposed to ASL, Spanish and English from birth. But our situation is a little different, mil and dh's family speak Spanish, sil is deaf and can only sign and my family speaks English.
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