Have any of you tried this with your kids? What have your experiences been? Any good books out there? Let me know!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
For a while now I have been wanting to teach Nathan a few signs to help us communicate better. I want him to be able to express himself and to minimize frustration as his language skills continue (begin) to develop. I don't want to go overboard. I don't want sign language to take the place of vocalization. But some words are just hard to figure out so I want to give him another option. I've chosen a few basic words to teach him and I have decided to do this by focusing on one word a week. I will repeat the sign every time I say that word. We only started this week. Right now he just laughs at me every time I make the sign for "hungry" (we talk about food a lot). I'm hoping that, eventually, Nathan is able to communicate his feelings to us through both signs and words.