Thursday, May 28, 2009

Joshua's signs at 17 months

Joshua picks up signs so quickly now and just loves doing them. He can seriously see a sign once and then will know it from then on. I can't believe I had such a hard time getting him to do his first (11 months) and second (13 months) sign. Unfortunately, he still won't speak any English so I'm no longer actively trying to teach him new signs, although he will sometimes make some up or he'll see them on signing time and start doing them. Here he is signing please. He's gotten very good at begging for things. Look at that face with the sad, if you don't give it to me I don't know what I'll do, eyes.



And here are most of the signs he does at 17 months in the order that he learned them:

all done
more
food
eat
hi and bye
flower
up
wash hands
milk
water
car
dog
cat
ball
hat
drink
bath
all gone
thank you
please
help
cheese
baby
fish
book
down
teddy bear
airplane
mom
dad
shoes
bike
read
sleep
diaper
brush teeth
yes
no
dirty

2 comments:

Mer said...

Sign language is the best! Caden signed before he spoke, too. He spoke a few words, but mostly he just signed. I was a little worried about it at first, mostly just because it was annoying for other people because they didn't know what he was trying to tell them! But it wasn't long before he started speaking all of the signs as he did them, so don't worry, I bet Joshua will start speaking soon.

krista said...

Wow! That is a lot of signs!! Joshua is doing so well! I wish that I would have worked more on signing with Ava. Little kids are so cute when they are signing and it really beats trying to guess what they are saying!