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Signs… No Not The Movie

Blogged under Videos by Luke on Tuesday 7 February 2006 at 11:25 pm

Its hard to remember who we have told about our teaching Mara how to sign. It was a long road, Mom and Dad repeating sign time and time again with no results. Then one day she just did it and it was a real suprise. The first one we taught her was “eat.” The true-tell indication that she understood what it meant, vs. just repeating what we do or following word association alone, came one Saturday morning. As typical, we spend a lot of time caring for her in the morning such that we don’t enjoy our breakfast until it is well after she is done with her own. This day Mom was sitting on the couch minding her beeswax enjoying an bacon and egg bagel, when Mara caught wind of what was going on. Mara went right up to Mom and stood next to the couch. But, since she cannot have eggs yet, she was relatively ignored. She quickly turned to Dad and showed the eat sign clearly “saying” that she wanted some of what Mom had.

The next sign to come was “drink” which took a while for her to use. She also does “all done,” but that one she has not really done independently as much as just copy us. We have been using “cereal” to signify her cheerios for just about as long as eat, but she still doesn’t use that one yet.

This is a short video of us catching her with the “eat” sign.

Mara Signs Video
Mara Signs Video

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