Saturday, October 3, 2009

31 for 21, Day 3: signing

today i wanted to take note at maya's communication accomplishments. i often forget how much she has learned these last 6 months. she started to sign, if i remember correctly, a little after her 1st birthday. ever since then she seems to have taken off like crazy. i have to thank her favorite show, baby signing time vol 1-4, and just recently she has graduated to signing time vol 4-6. she honestly learns so much when she watches them.

what i noticed is that she accumulated words in spurts. at first it was the basics, like milk, more and all done. those are still her favorite words. but then she started learning words i never could imagine, like music, time and me. she has recently fallen in love with the abc song and is trying to sign the letters. i think she has x and z down now. she also loves the rainbow song which i try, most often off key, to sing to her at least 5 times a day. this girl loves to sit in front of our dishwasher and sign to herself every day. sometimes if she is allowed into our bathroom she sits in front of the mirror and does the same. i don't always know what she is saying to herself, but it sure seems like a lovely conversation she is having.

below i wrote down all the words that she has in her vocabulary. i tried to add them in the order she learned them to see her progression. while she doesn't sign these words "perfectly" she signs them while we use flash cards, reading or spoken word.

milk
more
all done
eat
play
hungry
music
bubbles
ball
baby
signing
time
hat
stars
sky
shoes
socks
outside
day
rain
wind
sun
cold
dog
cow
bird
duck
cat
horse
tired
wash hands
bath
friends
potty
no
nice
water
cracker
banana
apple
sheep
car
dad
mom
flower
ice cream
bread
stand
dance
brush teeth
please
rainbow
colors
red
orange
blue
tree
bus
book
home
me

3 comments:

Cammie Heflin said...

Too cute! I LOVE Signing Time! Addy is getting Baby 3 &4 for her birthday. I also got 3 & 4 from the "regular" set. The first too seemed pretty repetitious of the baby ones. Addy just picked up "coat" and "blanket", it's wonderful! Way to go Maya!

Ruby's Mom said...

I have the Signing Time video's for Ruby.I can't wait until she starts signing.It's encouraging to se how well Maya is doing with her signs.The pictures are so sweet!

Sonia said...

I guess I should just go ahead and get the videos! It seems they are working wonders rather than just doing them on our own! WTG Maya...you should come visit Lillian and teach her your skills!