Monday, March 17, 2008

Sign language

We've been trying for several months to teach Abby a few signs -- "more", "please", "thank you". It's been kind of futile. I'm not home during the day to reinforce it, so her lessons were pretty random. BUT -- Thursday when she was eating, she started whining because she wanted more of something and when I reminded her of the "more" sign...SHE DID IT!! A little light bulb must have gone off, because we did "please" right after and she did it, too. The sign for "thank you" kind of confuses her because she thinks it's the same thing as blowing kisses. So now we're using those and trying to add "thirsty" and "finished" to her repertoire. And trying to get her to talk some more, especially since she's not using her paci during the day. (YEA!) Lots of work for a little girl...she amazes me every day that I'm with her. If adults kept learning and growing as quickly as kids, we'd have a world full of geniuses.

4 comments:

TroxelTribe said...

Very cool! We've been doing sign with Sophie since she was teeny. She really caught onto it! We don't do it so much anymore b/c she can say most of the words from our signs. However, she still uses "more" and "milk" constantly!

turn-turn10 said...

YAY MS. ABiGAiL FOR CATCHING ON!!! Woot. I'm stoked. See, I actually didn't know she had caught on that much. Valuable info, i must say....

Max's Family said...

I am so glad you left a comment on Max's blog! It took me a bit to place you, I looked at your blog and knew that I knew you from somewhere. I was cleaning out my emails today and came across the one you sent over a year ago (yes, I never delete emails). It'll be fun keeping up with Abby, especially since she and Max share a birthday and we share NICU experience! It was good to hear from you. Abby sure is a cutie!

Max's Family said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on Max's blog! I looked at your blog and it took me a bit to place you. I knew that I knew you from somewhere. Today I was cleaning out my emails and came across one you sent over a year ago (yes, I never delete emails). I'm glad to have reconnected with you, especially since Max and Abby share a birthday and we share NICU experience! It was good to hear from you. Abby sure is a cutie!