Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Alexander 10 mo to 12 mo


I have decided to try Baby Signing with Alexander and actually stick with it this time. I did try with Lydia and she ended up learning 3 signs but then I basically gave up. The first sign we worked with for Alexander was "milk". I started signing it to him while nursing at around 8 months. At 10 months he started signing it.

At this point I added 2 more signs - "eat" and "more" - while feeding him foods other than milk. He wasn't signing anything except for milk but just TODAY (at 12 months), he started signing "eat". WoooHOOOOO! I'm so excited.

I think that continuing with the baby signing will help our trilingual family. This way mama, papa and the babysitter can use the same sign but say a different word. I'm hoping this will help out with the distinction between languages.

3 comments:

Boomer said...

We like your analysis and think you are remarkable (even Tutt!)

Phil, Christie, Sophie and Maya said...

Yay for baby signing! I bet Alex is glad to have another tool to express his wants/needs. I didn't know about baby signing when the kids were little -- it would have been interesting to try it.

Emily said...

I wish we had done more signing with Jackson, considering he had a speech delay. I think it's a great idea if he's going to be a trilingual child. How awesome.