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Tagged With: sign language

Trilingual Alphabet Signs (Free Download!)

I actually finished this months ago, but I’ve been so busy with grad school and whatnot I haven’t gotten around to writing about it. Here it finally is, offered as-in and without fanfare. My wife and I have been using Signing Time videos to teach our kids ASL since Alex was four months old. Ever … Continue reading »

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Our First Signed Mass

Since our whole family has been enjoying learning ASL signs, and we’re Catholic, we thought attending a bilingual ASL/English mass would be an interesting and edifying experience. It took us a while, but we finally got around to doing it last week. It was an interesting and generally positive experience. [Many of my observations are … Continue reading »

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Whatchu Talkin’ ‘Bout, Willis…er…Joel?

Joel (15mo) doesn’t speak many words yet. He babbles a lot, and he says a few words that are clear enough to understand, but he’s pretty hard to understand most of the time. Most of the words he speaks he’s spoken for a while now. That might be changing soon, though. He’s started signing. ๐Ÿ™‚ … Continue reading »

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Words

We’ve been showing Alex signing videos (from the My Baby Can Talk and Baby Signing Time series) since he was four months old. Prior to getting the croup, though, he made only a handful ofย  signs and spoke only a few words. Here’s what he knew: banana (say “nana” and sign, favorite food) cow (say) … Continue reading »

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Show Me a Sign

Babies make so many random and indecipherable movements that it’s hard to be sure that any particular movements carry meaning. However, I think Alex might have signed “milk” today. I guess the signing videos he’s been watching since December are starting to bear fruit. ๐Ÿ™‚

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