Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I tried some sign language with Kaylee when she was little, but never was very consistent with it. Interestingly, she picked up airplane after only seeing it a couple of times, but never used eat or drink or whatever would have actually been useful, even after me using it for a long time. I gave up on it when she started talking. :p Now, I've been wanting to try it with Elly, to see if we could be more successful with her. I've been using the sleep sign with her for a long time now, I make the sign on my face, then on her's, and I say "schlafen gehen" (go to sleep). Tonight, Elly was especially cranky (teeth are coming in, at last!). She was tired and crying, and clinging to her dad. I wanted to take her so I could put her in bed, but she didn't want to come to me. So I made the sleep sign and said "schlafen gehen". She stopped crying, and I signed again, on my face and on her's. Then she leaned towards me, and let me take her to bed! What a smart baby. :o) Now I'm extra glad I decided to order a couple of the Signing Time DVDs (off ebay), we should all have a fun time learning!