I was just wondering if this is something that i should do with Esther. She doesn't actually say many words. She does chatter away a lot but there aren't many actual words there. Bizarrely enough she can sing twinkle twinkle little star really well - although at the moment the only words that sound like they should are 'little star' and 'you are' and she doesn't say the every time. I think she does know the words but she just doesn't want to say them or else she knows big brother will say them for her. I'm just a bit worried that if i teach her to sign that it will make her even more reluctant to talk as she'll know she can tell me what she wants without using words. I also pretty much always know what she wants without her saying it so is signing any different to me interpreting her facial expressions and hand pointing etc? If i did go down the signing route how long will it generally take for her to pick the signs up?