Tuesday’s Tip – What are Motivational Signs?

Motivational signs are what is important to your child. As parents, we never know what a child is wanting to say!

Therefore, in my level classes I encourage parents to start with 2-5 signs in the first week. These are usually related to everyday use such as: “more/all-done”, “milk”, “eat/food”, “change diaper” and “mom/dad”. Then the following weeks incorporate more 2-5 ASL signs based on our theme.

Other times parents will start incorporating what their child finds to be interesting! Some children love food, or animals. In fact, E’s second sign was “light” and third sign was “fan”. You just may be amazed at what their first signs may be!

What signs will you be using this week?

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