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May 11th, 2011, 12:01 PM
mommybugnbugga's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Just curious, how everyone taught themselves and their babies to sign?

I used Baby Signing Time. I plan on purchasing these dvd's again to use. I loved how easy they were for me to pick up. I kept them on the TV alot (between those and Baby Einstien that was all I wached for about 2 years after ds was born...lol).

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May 21st, 2011, 02:38 AM
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I'm going to be a sign language interpreter so I already know ASL, I just teach what I know.. I'm not 100% fluent yet though, I still have a couple years of college left! But I have a deaf friend that I've learned a lot from, and the most I learned was actually in my high school freshman ASL class believe it or not I still remember all I learned way back then. My mom always said I had a "gift" so I'm going for what she wanted me to do
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July 28th, 2011, 08:29 AM
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Goodluck to both of you guys
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September 12th, 2011, 10:26 PM
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I learn from people around me that I know who are fluent in ASL. There is a family at our church all fluent or semi-fluent, so they are a wealth of information and assistance for me.
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September 14th, 2011, 06:01 PM
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Signing time is great to learn new signs but I doubt we'll learn that many signs. We're just starting with the basics.

He's only 3 months right now so the only one I'm trying to teach him is milk. I say, "Do you want some milk... milk... milk? as I sign, and then I try to get the bottle into his mouth within 2 or three seconds so that he makes the connection. Maybe in a month or so I'll teach him "more" the same way when he wants more milk.

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October 26th, 2011, 03:49 AM
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the link which you provide is very use full, thanks to share with us
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November 17th, 2011, 10:30 AM
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I took 3 years of ASL in high school, I'm not super fluent any more (I graduated 10 years ago). But I was interested enough in the idea at the time that I wrote a paper on it. I plan to use the little sign I remember and start small. Some of the things I remember was that whether you use true ASL or your own home signs - start with a small number and repeat them frequently.

I used to baby sit a girl that knew sign and at age 2 when she wasn't really speaking yet - she was way more calm than any other 2 year old I had watched because she had some form of communicating what she wanted.

My baby is due May 16th - so I have more time to think and plan.
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November 25th, 2011, 01:47 PM
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GladI found this board!
I'm cheap sowe're learning through books from the library and You Tube videos.
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February 25th, 2012, 09:37 PM
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i took a short collage class, but i've always been interested in signing. My mom just bought me a book that has little flash cards, called "baby sign language" it shows which signs are good to start with your baby i love it!!

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May 26th, 2012, 02:24 PM
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3 of the families I used to nanny for used baby sign... the mom's didn't have a lot of time to teach me, but often the older child (who was 3 or older in each family) would tell me what the baby was signing. I eventually got some books (1 on baby sign and 1 on ASL) and taught myself the signs that the kids used most often. Now it is pure habit that I sign with whatever words I am saying. I plan on using sign with my own children. I dont have any set plans on how many signs I will teach them, but the basic 5-10 i'm sure will just be habit from me.
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January 25th, 2013, 05:23 PM
Summerdays12's Avatar Erin&Aaron's1st!
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I did not know this board was here! I am a member of the Oct. 2012 PR. I sign with my baby who is 3 months old. I taught in an infant classroom and learned signing while working there. Amazing what these babies can cammunicate!

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January 30th, 2013, 04:30 PM
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I plan to learn from the internet, when I do. Obviously I don't need to yet! But I've pinned a few resources already.

Thanks so much Claire for my awesome siggy
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May 19th, 2013, 08:19 AM
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I would love to teach my sonsign language! I know a few signs from my job ( I teach two year olds). My main concern is overwhelming my son. My boyfriend and his family are Portuguese. I want my son to learn their language along with English. Do you think signing may be too much? I am wondering if signing may help if I initiate the sign while speaking the work in English and Portuguese ...may help me learn Portuguese as well.
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July 27th, 2013, 03:51 AM
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I am also trying to learn from net.
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August 19th, 2014, 11:25 AM
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Hubby has hearing loss from military, his Grandpa has gone completely deaf over the last couple years & we have other family members with hearing issues so we have all been incorporating sign into our conversations. Now we are really wanting to make a serious effort to become fluent so we can teach the squeaker when born.
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September 18th, 2014, 12:02 PM
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I found these apps for free on my tablet and we learned all of the signs together. I used it first thing in the morning for our bonding time. I also started early, before he could talk. Loved them

I don't think that it will be too much. I have a strong feeling that everyone should know how to sign and help the hearing impaired instead of making them try and understand us.
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