When your little starts signing they will not always make a sign exactly perfectly. However, watch for actions your child is making with their hands! These are called sign approximations and these are your child communicating with you using ASL signs. When your little signs their approximation remember to keep signing the correct sign rather than copy theirs. In their mind, they are doing the same sign action as you are!
Here is an example of Miss K’s approximation for “more”. She purposefully moves her right arm in an up and downwards movement.
Today’s word is “puppy”. Kaila was 7 months old when she first signed puppy/dog. We were able to catch her signing this word on video!
What signs are you working on this week?
In this video, I am showing how a family can start to incorporate baby sign language as they feed their little. Kaila and I are practicing ASL signs for: “more”, “avocado”, and “all-done”.
Parents, often, find that using signs during meal time to be very motivational for their little. This is because soon their little will be able to use signs to communicate basic needs such as “all-done/finished”, “more”, “food” and even specify another food they want to “eat”! Most littles first few signs are often food related as these are very motivational!
Frosty the SNOWMAN , was a jolly HAPPY soul! Here is how to sign SNOWMAN plus, a wonderful story book to read with your little.
Here is another ASL sign leading up to Christmas!
I am showing a great touch/feel book for Littles of all ages! You also can sign many different colours for a different pre-literacy experience.
As the days become closer to Christmas, I am trying to bring fun, play and signing into your daily routine! Here is a wonderful touch/feel book with the ASL sign for donkey for you to use with your little!
With Christmas Day just a week away, I will be posting a video each day with signs that you can use at home with your littles!
Today’s sign is bear.