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March 19th, 2013, 09:02 AM
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Do you sign with your baby?
If so, have you seen any benefits?

We signed with all of our kids and in their case, I think it helped develop their language faster. They seem to be "visual" so having the visual to go with the word had them using the words sooner.
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March 19th, 2013, 09:14 AM
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I didn't sign with the boys from an early age, but I do sign with them now and they enjoy it. Brigham went with me to a Deaf event this year and enjoyed telling people his age and asking "please" for candy. I'm a huuuge fan of signing and Deaf culture so I plan to continue!
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March 19th, 2013, 10:46 AM
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We do a small amount of signing. It can be great for a few things.
They can communicate on words they can't say or pronounce (Eli's milk sign is probably the most used, so he can get at my boobs without trying to undress me in public).

I can learn their pronunciation of a word when they sign concurrently (for instance, my daughter pronounces "cat" "eye" but since she signs it while she says it, I'm not left in the dark)

If they can communicate they don't need to tantrum when I don't understand or misunderstand.

I will be teaching all of my kids some sign language.
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March 19th, 2013, 10:51 AM
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We started teaching her a few signs when she was 5 or 6 months... We started with milk, dog, more, and all done. She could understand them pretty soon after we started, and started using them on her own when she was maybe 9 months. She started talking up a storm soon after that, so we didn't really teach her any more signs. She still uses the sign for more all the time. She also sort of makes up her own hand signs for some things.... whenever she says nice, she rubs her hand on her belly, and she has hand signals to indicate a ton of songs... rolling her hands for Wheels on the Bus, putting her hands together and raising them up for Itsy Bitsy Spider, opening and closing her hands for Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

I liked that signing made communication a little easier, and we will do some signing with our next baby, too.
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March 19th, 2013, 03:34 PM
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The nanny thought the twins to sign. I think it's so cute, they can sign milk, more, eat, please, thank you, mommy, change, apple, and daddy
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March 20th, 2013, 02:12 PM
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I did baby signing with both girl. My older didnt start to really speak until past 2 years so it was good that we could sign with her. We didnt have a huge vocabulary, just enough to get the basics. My younger was much faster in learning spoken language so we didnt sign as much.
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March 20th, 2013, 03:31 PM
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Drake signs for "more". Its adorable! He does it when he is ready for his bottle, when he wants more mac and cheese. Its sooo cute! I do not plan to really get into it, but little things are cute.
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