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Mar 11 2009

12 Month Old Communicates 12 Baby Signs

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I can not recommend Baby Sign Language highly enough. I have been teaching Emily Baby Sign Language since she was about 9 months old, it is extremely easy to teach. At 10 months she learnt the sign for milk and it was incredible to communicate with her at such a young age. But it was really between 11 and 12 months that Emily’s signing really took off, at this age babies seem to absorb so much and learn so quickly. Once she comprehended that actions could communicate what she wanted she seemed to want to learn more and more signs.

Now at 12 months she has a vocabulary of 12 signs, some of which she also says the word (or the beginning of the word). Her signs include More, Milk, Eat, Sleep, Diaper, Ball, Dog, Finish, Drink, Duck, Bath and Head. These words have helped so much, if Emily is crying and clinging and I do not know what is wrong I ask her to show me with her hands and she will show me that she wants to eat or needs her diaper changed.

The best thing is that any baby can be taught baby sign language, it is simple and easy. It does take a bit of persistence on the part of the parent at the beginning, but once your child gets his or hers first sign all that effort is worth it 10 fold.

You can download an ebook for Baby Sign Language and start signing with your baby now!

For more information on Baby Sign Language visit Baby-Patch

See ya

Jen

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Nov 23 2008

First Baby Sign!

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I taught Baby Sign Language to Ben when he was younger and it worked so well that we are now teaching Emily to sign. I have been teaching Baby Sign Language to Emily for about 5 weeks now and at age 9 month she has started doing the sign for milk!

As it was with Ben, it is amazing to communicate at this level with a 9 month old! If you have a young baby I encourage you to find out more about Baby Sign Language and try it for yourself, it is so easy teach and so rewarding! For more information check out this great site – Signing For Babies

As you can see from the picture, Emily loves her rockmelon!

Jen Hart

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Jul 20 2007

Review of Sign Language Book

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signlanguage.jpg Here is a review of an excellent Baby Sign Language Book that I recently posted on the website www.baby-patch.com/signreview.html If you are interested in teaching your baby how to sign this kit will make it a simple process for you!

There is no better way to be inspired and learn than from a mother who has experienced signing with her 6 children.   Wendy Jensen has designed this tool to enable you to learn quickly and easily how to sign with your baby. 

The kit includes an e-book explaining the research behind baby sign language and the vast number of benefits that it can have for babies and families.   Wendy includes many personal anecdotes of her children signing, many of which are inspirational.  Once you have read  Wendy’s book you will want to start signing straight away.  

The actual signs are displayed via a number of short videos categorized in topics.   You can simply download these short videos onto your computer and watch them at your leisure.   The signs are based on American Sign Language and are easy to remember and simple to include in your everyday conversation. 

Sign Language for Babies and Beyond is simple to learn and has clear instructions.  If you are unsure about anything Wendy is available via email for consultation if you need any help.                

Baby-Patch rates this product as ★★★★☆”

Follow the link for more information on Sign Language for Babies and Beyond

Jen

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Jun 07 2007

“Hurt” Sign Useful

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We have taught Ben the sign for “Hurt”.  For this sign you put the two index fingers together and point them towards the part of the body that hurts.  This has been a very useful sign, when Ben falls over or hurts himself the crying stops very quickly when we ask him if it hurts or is sore.  He then does the sign (which distracts him from the crying) and we can then see what has happened.

For more information on baby sign language visit www.baby-patch.com/sign.html

Jen

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Jun 01 2007

Frog Signing

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This week Ben conquered the sign for frog!  The sign is done by sticking out your tongue.  We have quite a few frogs around the house including a poster, pictures in books and toys, so frogs are talked about alot in our household.  Ben has occasionally done the sign for frog in the past when prompted.  But, yesterday he was reading a book in the back of the car, I stopped at traffic lights and looked over at him, Ben was sticking out his tongue communicating the frog sign.  When I looked at the page he was reading, it was a picture of a frog!

Moments like these are magic, when you realise your little child is learning, developing and growing up.

Jen

For more information on baby sign language visit http://www.baby-patch.com/sign.html

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May 01 2007

16 month old thinks he can talk

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It is lovely watching and listening as Ben’s language develops.  For the last few months he has been babbling and carrying on conversations as if he is speaking.  Now he is actually trying to say words and although what he is saying is complete babble he is starting to get some of the sounds and intonation right.  If I say yogurt, he will often repeat rorit (not sure how you would spell that) and if I say fish he will repeat with isss.  As Ben is my first child I am really enjoying watching how he is learning language and what a complicated process it is. 

 Jen

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Apr 13 2007

Sign for “Help” Learned in 2 days!

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Ben has recently been grunting and getting pretty frustrated with toys he cant work properly or furniture that he cant move or open.  I thought it would assist him if he knew how to sign ‘help’ so that he could ask for it when he needed.  So I started doing the sign for help (patting 2 hands on my chest) every time I said the word.  Low and behold 2 days later Ben was able to ask for help using the sign!!!  That is our record at the moment for speed in learning a sign and I was pretty impressed.  Granted he only uses one hand not two as the second hand usually has the toy in it that he needs help with.  But it is a distinct and different sign to the others he knows and he definitelyunderstands what it means.  So now Ben either just asks for help, or if I hear the familiar grunt I ask him what he wants and he signs back ‘help’.

This sign has been a definate help for me too!

Jen

For more information on baby sign language visit www.baby-patch.com/sign

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Mar 20 2007

Roar like a lion

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Ben can sign and roar like a lion.  Every time he does it, it puts a smile on my face.  Over the weekend we went on a boat to a Marine reserve where we lucky enough to see a Sea Lion slothing up a beach.  Everyone on the boat was excited to see it.  Every time someone said anything about the Sea Lion, Ben would roar and put his hands out (and I would smile to myself).

Jen

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Feb 27 2007

Finally mastered the sign for ‘eat’

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Finally Ben has started doing the sign for eat!  It has taken him about 6 months!!!  I have been teaching Ben baby sign language since he was 7 months old and he started signing back at 10 months.  At 7 months I had 4 signs that I consistently practised – Milk, Duck, More and Eat.  I wanted him to sign these first and then start to introduce others.  At 10 months he signed Milk, and at 11 months duck and more but he never seemed to ‘get’ the sign for eat.  Since then I have introduced other signs that he has signed back quite quickly.  But the other day at 13 months of age Ben finally did the sign for eat!  The pleasure that I felt when his little finger went up to his mouth to show me he wanted to eat was unbelievable!!!! 

Jen

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Dec 15 2006

Success in Baby Signs for milk, duck and more!!

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I started signing with Ben when he was 7 months old, it took alot of perseverance to sign every time I said a word but it was definitely worth it!!   By 10 months old, Ben looked up at me, pleading with his eyes and signed ‘milk’ – my heart melted and I knew all the hard work had paid off!  Understandably the number of breastfeeds we did at that time increased as I just could not resist Ben’s hand opening and closing.  At 11 months he has mastered 3 signs including ‘milk’, ‘duck’ – (he thinks that every bird is a duck and will do the sign accordingly but we will let that one slip), and ‘more’ that he learnt very quickly and uses it for food and games.  

It is incredible being able to communicate with an 11 month old, we can sort of carry out conversations especially when passing ducks/birds while out for walks. 

Signing has been one of the most rewarding things I have done as a mother so far.  A friend of mine gave me a baby sign book and DVD as a baby gift when Ben was born and I must say it has been well used and one of the best gifts I was given.

For information on baby sign language go to www.baby-patch.com

Jen

(a proud mum) 

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