Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Communication

In elementary school, my favorite teacher, ever, introduced my class to sign language to my class.  We performed a Christmas program and we used sign language. Ever since then I have been fascinated with learning more. At church I performed Silent Night during our Christmas programs. I was also on our church Praise Dance team and we used sign language. 


I am gathering materials to teach my daughter some signs; baby sign language. I am excited because it will be something that she and I share and I want her to be able to communicate differently.  With teaching her sign language, I hope that it will become something that will interest her, not only in childhood, but in adulthood. I believe that it will create great opportunities to meet different people in life.  




MOM


DAD

EAT





Learning sign language is one of my best childhood memories and it is something that I will never forget. Thank you,  Mrs. Gregg, you have impacted my life more than you'll ever know!



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6 comments:

  1. Your little one is so cute, Jelisa! :) Have you started using sign language with her? We used a little bit with Scarlett and she started signing back just after a year or so :) It was just out of the blue and I was like 'Oh my goodness she was actually paying attention" naturally I thought she was a genius! ;)

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    1. Thank you! She does more and milk and I'm like OMG she knows!!! They are totally baby geniuses!

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  2. I just started using "milk," "more," "please," and "thank you" for Amelia at 5 months! I can't wait to incorporate your signs as well. Really hoping she benefits from it! Keep us updated how it's going.

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    1. I will update, Sabrina! I think their little brains pick up more than we think they do. Good luck and I would love to know how it goes with you as well!

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  3. When I had my son I was a bit skeptical about signing with him, but he started doing "more" when he was about 9 months old! He's 18 mos now and he uses "more," "all done" and "help" regularly and I love it. Big helper in our communication with each other!

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    1. It helps so much at this age because their actual verbal words are limited and signing helps with their motor skills as well!!

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