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Hi Everyone! I am new to Polkmoms, and looking for some information.
I watched 19 and Counting last night and Michelle Duggar mentioned that they teach their infants sign language to help understand what their babies are wanting before they learn how to speak. I think this is such a cool way to communicate with your little ones before they learn how to talk, and my husband and I are going to try and teach our daughter some words after she turns six months old. Have any of you fellow moms out there tried this? Did you have any success and do you have any resources?
Erin and Gamal
I am a teacher for the deaf and I taught both of my hearing children ASL at 3-6 months. It is very possible to do! They picked up on it so quickly, too. I suggest you go to www.asl.com and type in words and watch them sign in it on a video. The book is at times difficult to understand. If you use online ASL you get not only written instructions but it always backs up with a video. I highly suggest to do like 2-3 words a week and then introduce another new word each week after that. Start off with milk, mom and dad. Good Luck! Its a lot of fun.