Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Anne Sullivan, I got your number.

We've been working on simple sign language with Erin. For the last few weeks she's been using her own version of "more" and "all done," very useful during mealtimes. Last night she was saying "da-da-da-da". We enthusiastically both said "Yes, Dad," pointing to Brian and making the sign. Her face lit up with understanding and she enthusiastically put her hand to her forehead. Tonight Steve the Cat wandered by and I named him "Cat, see the cat?" while doing the sign. With a huge smile she swiped her hand from mouth to ear, several times, looking right at Steve. I am half elated, half intimidated by how quickly she learns.

5 comments:

Amber said...

Isn't it amazing? I didn't do much sign with the older kids because it was a pretty new idea (you know, back in the olden days) and I honestly didn't really believe that it would work. I was slow to start with Josie (and still only do a few signs) but the first time she signed "more" to me, I almost fell out of my chair. Sounds like Erin has quite the vocab!

Christie said...

A charismatic signer at the tender age of nearly eleven months. Henry is studying our hand movements and thinking about things but to date no signs from him. At least not any that we're picking up.

Zozopdx said...

yeah, when does Erin learn the sign for "world domination," because I think that what she spends a lot of time plotting? not sure about the structure of that sentence, but I bet Erin will be able to break it down for me in a few months.

Kathleen said...

awesome. That is really cool.

Mary said...

She's going to be a triple threat - beautiful, smart AND funny!