Baby Sign language

United States
December 19, 2006 4:00pm CST
One of the women here has a grandchild who is about 14 months. she was telling me a story and she said the baby started signing I'm sorry I'm sorry. I said "signing?? as in sign language" she said "yes.. babys can pick up sign language very easily faster then words" Anyone have any thoughts on this? Has anyone tried this?
3 responses
@craftwave (1339)
• United States
19 Dec 06
This is true. My youngest daughter worked in a day care and They taught some of the littlest ones sign language before they could talk. Ilene even showed me some and she bought a book on it when she got pregnant.
• United States
19 Dec 06
when she had her baby did she try the signing with the baby? if so how did it go? Thank you for your reply
@craftwave (1339)
• United States
31 Dec 06
Sorry it took me so long to get back. I've been meaning to ask her if she has tried it yet. I think you have to wait until they start to get more eye hand cordination. Although she can sigh to him so he gets use to the idea. Hope fully I'll get to talk to her soon and I'll rmember to ask. I'll let you know. I know she did it with the kids in daycare.
@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
19 Dec 06
I have tried this with my second child and now my thrid.My second who is 6 still uses the signs we taught her when she speaks.There is a book called "Baby Signs" by Linda Acredolo and Susan Goodwyn.It gives some ways you can sign.You can even make up your own signs for things.
• United States
19 Dec 06
that's great!! It also teaches them a new language early on in life that is benefitical all around! Thank you for the refernce to the book. I told my sister who has a 1 year old she should teach him how to sign. Thank you for the post.
@Lunnazol (296)
• United States
19 Dec 06
I have seen it and it was on the movie "Meet the Fockers". I honestly think it's stupid. I understand babies catch on very quickly, but that just makes me think of animals... like when they train monkeys to communicate with sign language since they can't talk. I personally dislike it, but I am not agaisnt it.
• United States
19 Dec 06
now that you say that.. I remeber it being in that movie also. Wouldn't you think it would be easier to know what the baby needs if they could just sign "juice" or dirty diaper"?