Sometimes I get a little frustrated or disappointed that Ethan doesn't use sign language as much as I would like. Then I remind myself that I need to do it ALL the time so that it is reinforced in his little mind. Well, I've made an effort the last couple of days and boy has it paid off. Today at Walmart Ethan signed that he was hungry, then asked for milk. Later when we were in the checkout line he was slowly clapping his hands. I thought to myself, that's curious because nothing exciting has occurred. Then I realized that he had finished his cracker and he was asking for more!! I'm going to make an effort in the next week to "catch" him signing on film. In the video below he does sign that he wants to eat right at the end, but I'd like to have a few more pictures of him communicating with us.
I've also started to introduce new signs (as you can see on the right). Introducing these new signs helps me remember to sign often and then Ethan will too! I would suggest sign language for any family. It empowers your child to communicate with you before their little mouths and tongues are able. I've really enjoyed the "Sign with your Baby" book and DVD.