Following on from my baby signing tread.....

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  1. RachA

    RachA Well-Known Member

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    .....i've been looking on google for some basic signing to teach Esther.

    I've noticed though that some websites do it one way but then another website will do it a different way.

    Anyone that teaching their lo's signing - is there anywhere that i can find a standard signing sheet or something?

    I am really looking for things like: milk, more, mummy, dog, ow atm. Thanks
     
  2. Natnee

    Natnee Mummy to Belle

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    RachA Well-Known Member

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    Thanks - there appears to be a class very close to where i am but it may only be up to 24 months. I have e-mailed for details.
     
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    Miss_Bump Well-Known Member

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    I taught Evie signs from you tube and also from here https://www.signingsavvy.com/
    any signs I wanted to used I just searched them on Sign Savvy.

    Most common ones we used that she signed back were;

    Milk
    Water
    Bird
    Cat
    Chicken
    Cheese
    Read/book
    Fish
    Some colours
    Ball
    Bath
    Finished/all gone
    More

    I'd highly recommend baby sign to anyone ;)

    It has definatley helped with her speech and she talks in sentences now :)
     
  5. Tacey

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    There'll be a mix of signs because some will be in American sign language, some in British sign language, and some Makaton. Then there are people like Sing and Sign who use elements of all of those and sometimes simplify them for baby hands to master. It really doesn't matter what signs you use, so long as you use them consistently, although if you wanted them to be useful in communicating with others, you might want to go just with one language.
     
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    Thanks all.

    I was thinking that if i get on ok with the signing then i might consider learning a lot more. My aim after lo has started school is to be a teaching assistant so knowing how to sign could come in useful with that.
     
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    Maybe go with Makaton in that case. It's the language often used when people have learning or communication difficulties, and is quite a logical language. 'Something Special' uses Makaton, so that could be a handy starting place.
     
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    RachA Well-Known Member

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    Cool thanks :)
     
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    Natnee Mummy to Belle

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    Yep when googling you will come across ASL, BSL, makaton and SSE (sign supported english)
    Iv just finished my level 2 BSL n didnt find much at all on the internet to help to be honest.
    And-sign is also regional so signs i use, there would be alternate signs for someone in Liverpool for example!! Its not as simple as people think!


    I was thinkin about nicking my mums scanner so i could put together pics of the basic signs to help ppl out...would u be interested if i could?
     

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