Baby Sign language

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by Trinity42, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Trinity42

    Trinity42 Mommy to Mika

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    Im thinking of teaching my baby to sign. Any other moms out there who have done it before or anyone thinking of doing it this time?
     
  2. FitzBaby

    FitzBaby Me, Hubby,& Toddler

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    i am definitly doing this
    my best friend's sister did this with her kids
    and before they could speak they knew what "more" "milk" and so many other signs that they were able to really communicate prior to speech

    it was amazing to see an 8 month old ask for milk
     
  3. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    we have taught some signs to Hannah and will definitely try to do it with the next as well :)
     
  4. mandylou

    mandylou Well-Known Member

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    interseting topic, ive never heard of it before, i think it sounds like a good idea! i would never have thought of teaching any signs to children for any other reason than a disability in the family. but i think im gonna research it now! :)
     
  5. Tezzy

    Tezzy Mum of 2 TTCAL

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    we do it with our 3yr old and our 18mo old, its a part of every day life for us.. if you have any questions id be happy to help, there was also an 'ask a mum' thread in the baby section about it in July of this year.
     
  6. Akira

    Akira Guest

    I've seen a few books in this in the shops and am planning o. buying one. I know OH wants to try and I've always wanted to learn to sign so we can teach ourselves and bubs at the same time
     
  7. Miss_Bump

    Miss_Bump Well-Known Member

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    Hi hun we are defo doing this - i got a Makaton (sp?) book from Amazon for about £2.99 very colourful and nice pictures and very straight forward me and BF have started learning it already so we know it when our little girl is here.

    Sorry i cant find a link but try looking on Amazon and i think they have free delivery too
    xx
     
  8. umm

    umm Well-Known Member

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    I did some makaton with my little girl but made sure i said what ever i was signing everytime at the same time as signing and said it when she signed as i know of children who have been delayed in their oral speach due to just signing and not talking along with it, there are baby groups out there that teach you and baby it i did one group up to a year old with dd but my friend did sing and sign up to the age of two, i use it in my work sometimes too so was really useful to learn
     
  9. wannabeamom

    wannabeamom Well-Known Member

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    hi there i think its fab if speach is used at the same time as already mentioned above, i have known it to effect the speach if only sign langauge is used...one boy i know is 2 and half and only saying a handful of words so in the long run it has made more work for the child who is now learning words, but if speach and sign language is used its great! xx
     
  10. chele

    chele Mummy to Max & Hayden

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    so what are the best books as I'd be interested in this
     
  11. bebedawl

    bebedawl Expecting BaBy #1

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    im really interested in doing this, ive bought a book with dvd's and flash cards already to do it. :) i'm ahead of my OH as far as knowing the alphabet, but i dont know how far thats really going to be used! i havent really dived into it yet
     
  12. WeeHands

    WeeHands Guest

    Love this discussion!

    I love all your comments regarding signing with young children. Every parent should sign with their baby! Remember to sign the word as you say it and to use keys American Sign Language signs to narrate your child’s world! Keep on sharing!

    Cheers,

    Sara Bingham, author of The Baby Signing Book
    WeeHands Baby Sign Language Inc.
     
  13. abz

    abz Well-Known Member

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    i've done my UK level 1 signing and would love to do my level 2. i found the whole experience amazing, and would love to do the same with my baby. whether i'll do it straight away or wait until they are a bit older i don't know, but i do think it's a useful skill.

    abz xx
     

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