Teaching toddlers sign language-

Tanya - posted on 01/08/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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How many moms are teaching sign language? At what age did you start? What is the most effective way? Videos, books? I just purchased a book, but we have doing a lot of traveling so I haven't officially started yet. I can't afford to spend a lot of money on materials. I have seen some webpages that show signs. Any advice would help! Thanks!



My son is 18 months, has some words, but I'd like to know what he wants. Milk, juice, water, hungry, tired.

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Emily - posted on 01/22/2010

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We got the "Baby Signs" book by Linda Acredolo and Susan Goodwyn. Nothing else needed. Just lots of practice and patience. They may not ever seem like they're going to get it, then one day they do! My daughter now knows: more, eat, all done, so big, hot, flower, and dog. We're working on new ones all the time.

Nichola - posted on 01/11/2010

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I didnt teach any sign language but they taught some at daycare so my son knows only a few things. he knows please thank you more and eat but he is talking alot now so he doesnt need to use them as much

Nicole - posted on 01/08/2010

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My son will be 18mos on Monday, and he can sign "more", "no", "yes". "all done", "thank you","milk", "please". I am a big fan of Sesame Street and they do those basic signs as well. I have a friend who is a nanny and while she taught the little boy to sign, I picked it up from her, and I used them right from the get go.

Aubrey - posted on 01/08/2010

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I started doing some sign language with our son when he was 6 months. He has teaching signs for baby minds video's. But we don't really watch them to much. I know some signs so I just use those. He says Please, Thank you, More,Food, All done and I love you. He doesn't talk yet so its nice knowing then he wants food and when he is all done with things. And I want our children to know manners so he is always saying please thank you and more. I don't know if we will teach him more signs or not. I justed started signing the things he says now when the time called for whatever word and he caught on after a few weeks.

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