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In a message dated 6/1/2006 7:06:07 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
Hello my name is Amber Daniels.
I have an aunt and uncle
that are deaf. I taught myself sign language well the
alphabet when i was 6 form a dictionary to try to talk to her it
worked most of the time lol. Now i have a son who is
twenty-one months old and i am teaching him the words not just
the alphabet i have been doing it since he was an infant and
started to wonder if it was doing any good til a few weeks ago he
just started signing cup play ball daddy eat and a few others
that i got from ur site and pasted so i could print them and
paste then all over my house. I just wanted to say thank
you and wonder if u had any helpful hints on progressing his
learning sincerely yours
Amber Daniels (and Tristan)
It is a numbers game. Literally, the more often you expose his
brain to the signs in context -- the more likely he will pick them
up and start using them.
Check your local library for ASL videos (DVDs). Play those for
him on the TV in place of
some other children's program (like Teletubbies) and see if he likes it. Or just have the video
playing in the background while doing other activities. For
example, if you are folding clothes, you could have a video of sign
language going on the TV instead of a soap opera (or whatever).
If your local library doesn't have videos, then ask the librarian
about "interlibrary loan."
Also see: "Advantages in Signing with Babies
"Baby Signs Tour"
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