Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sign Language

It seems like baby sign language is all the rage and 6 months is a great time to start. We've already started:



all done


I'll be honest, more often than not both of my hands are occupied and it is tough, but I try my best to get some signs in there when I remember to.

Which are the most important signs for everyday life that you guys suggest I learn and teach Blaine?

P.S. If you were wondering, after the most frustrating sleep day yesterday, Blaine only woke up 1 time last night and is currently in the middle of an hour and a half nap (??!!!). Crazy.


Kara said...

I haven't done any sign language, but I'd really like to teach her to sign when she has to poo so I can hold her over the toilet :)

I've thought about sign language, maybe your blog will inspire me!

Shannon said...

I never got to comment yesterday, but I'm glad last night went better. Nothing like a screaming, tired child to make a mom feel inadequate. I've been there... But we have to ease up on ourselves. Afterall, these kids didn't come with instructions!

We are going to learn signing too. Please and thank you will be right up there with milk and potty :)

Kari said...

We've been doing Baby Signing Time dvd's since LD was 3 months old. He LOVES it!! He recognizes the signs when we do them for him now and is starting to move his hands like he's trying to sign. Milk is the #1 sign we use around here. Finished. Please. Thank you. Potty. Bath. Yes. No. Sorry. Good luck!! It's so much fun!!

Heather said...

I second the Baby Signing Time Dvd's. We do those with Ian and they are great. His favorite is "more" one of the pics I uploaded today has him signing More. We do more and all done mostly. He also recognizes the ones in the videos. For some reason he loves Hat and stands up and pats my head for hat the whole time that section is on.

Elizabeth said...

I really want to do sign language with Grayson too! Amazing how babies can communicate!

Peggy said...

Yes, I love the "Baby Signing Time" DVs. We let Ian watch them when he is having a bottle or snacking and he loves them also.

I like drink, water, milk, eat, cracker, I want more ,hurt and then where hurt, potty, Mommy, Daddy, Grandpa, Grandma. Those are the main ones we work on with Ian. He has the hurt down now but not very good with the where yet. I think a good one to add would be I'm cold or I'm hot. I just want him to be able to tell us what he wants or when he is unconfortable.