Speaking Without Words

Little Bitty Learners

We started signing with the twins when they were very young.

I don’t remember exactly how old they were, but I do remember what prompted us to started teaching them sign language. One evening after dinner they started screaming and throwing food. They were done, but they didn’t have the words to tell us. So, needless to say, their first sign was all done. We followed shortly after with more, down, milk, thirsty, water, and a few others. Until recently, that was enough. They could communicate and we didn’t have any more flying food (okay, we had some, but not like before). I have been wanting to add a few new words to their repertoire, so I pulled up a couple of on-line ASL dictionaries that we use.

Another favorite website of mine is Signed Stories . I had to really dig to find this site because I could not remember the name of it. This website plays story books on-line with someone reading the story and someone else signing the story. There are a variety of stories available for all ages of children. This is a favorite for my kids. We spent some time enjoying some of the stories this week.

What signing resources do you use with your Little Bitty Learners?

1 thought on “Speaking Without Words”

  1. we used signing time dvds (1-13) with my son. he had 8 words at age 2, we took him to the speech therapist –she said “teach him more signs, kids will always speak rather than sign…”, he was hungry for more signs….a year later he had over 150 signs and maybe 25 words (age 3). a year after that (age 4) he had no signs and all verbal language. now he talks too much…praise God!

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