Baby Sign Language
I bring Ayden along with me all the time for my blogging events and most of my blogger friends are amazed at how well we communicate. Well, Ayden can’t really speak yet. All he can say now are just THERE, MILK and BREAD but what he can do is communicate with us via baby sign language. I read about baby sign language before Ayden was born. I learned that babies understand though they can’t really speak yet. Their brains are not ready for that linguistic threshold but they are able to express themselves via sign language. I never had the chance to try this with Ethan but I did with Ayden and I am amazed with the outcome.
From very young, Ayden is able to show the baby sign language for milk whenever he wants milk. It’s very easy actually. All you need to do is make the squeezing action with your right hand and say the word MILK as shown in the picture below.
Pic sourced from here.
It makes it a whole lot easier with Ayden being able to show me whenever he wants milk. And when he started eating solid food, he learned the sign for EAT. Here he is signing that he wants to eat that bread he is holding:
As you can see, he is putting one hand into his mouth indicating that he wants to eat. Well, it is very obvious in the image above as he was holding a bread. But most of the times, he isn’t holding anything and just show me the sign of eating. That is how I know he is hungry and I’ll feed him something.
Learning baby sign language is so much fun. It’s fun for me as well as Ayden. It teaches him to speak too as after all the signing, he can now say MILK clearly. Ethan had fun learning sign language too when he sees me teaching Ayden :D
If you are keen to learn baby sign language, just browse the web. There are plenty out there. Just learn those basic signs that you’ll need to use on a daily basis. I assure you, until they learn how to speak, communicating with your baby or even toddler is so much easier with baby sign language.
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I am a mother to two boys; Ethan and Ayden and a wife to Darling William. I'm a stay at home mum who blogs to break the monotony of life and to avoid feeling jaded. Would love to get to know all the Super Mommies and Daddies and Babies or Singles out there with the hope that we can learn more from each other. Most of all, I am a happy person, and I hope YOU are too.
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