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    Anyone use baby sign? Have you found it effective? Does it actually boost intellect?

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    I use baby sign with my DD. It's truly amazing. It doesn't increase 'intellect' that I'm aware of But it definitely helps with communication. Especially prior to having no words. I've been to workshops about it too.
    I've been signing with DD since she was about 5 or 6 months.
    She signs
    done/finished
    Drink
    Go
    Bubbles (haha!!)
    More
    Still working on food and bath and dog and swing. Yes and no.

    Is great because instead of screaming and crying to let you know they want more food or drink. .. They sign. Studies shows it helps a great deal with avoiding frustration and aids the development of early communication.

    I think it's awesome!! They tend to drop the sign once they can verbally say the word.

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    That's great. Thanks. I have done a little reading on it, but was worried that maybe it would mean dd would get lazy and not say the words because she could just sign them. So good to hear that they just drop the sign when they know the word.

    Thanks @Tamtam!

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    Pretty keen to get Zoe to learn bubbles. Haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally90 View Post
    That's great. Thanks. I have done a little reading on it, but was worried that maybe it would mean dd would get lazy and not say the words because she could just sign them. So good to hear that they just drop the sign when they know the word.

    Thanks @Tamtam!
    Actually it spurs them on to develop words. Because they learn very quickly that they can 'tell' you something. They get a response and this is a huge positive reward.
    There are some good apps but I'd have to look up my info and get back to you. Try to start with positive words that get feedback or something they like.. always verbally say the word with the sign.
    Eg Bottle.
    You would say do you want your bottle? Sign bottle. Repeat every time. Repition is really important.
    Sometimes I find myself signing without even thinking now!!

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    Subbing it's something I would like to know more about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamtam View Post
    Actually it spurs them on to develop words. Because they learn very quickly that they can 'tell' you something. They get a response and this is a huge positive reward.
    There are some good apps but I'd have to look up my info and get back to you. Try to start with positive words that get feedback or something they like.. always verbally say the word with the sign.
    Eg Bottle.
    You would say do you want your bottle? Sign bottle. Repeat every time. Repition is really important.
    Sometimes I find myself signing without even thinking now!!

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    That's great! Thanks so much Tam!

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    For those subbing I have found this list of baby sign symbols.
    @Tamtam is this an accurate list?

    http://www.signplanet.net/BabySign/BabySignPrint.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally90 View Post
    For those subbing I have found this list of baby sign symbols.
    @Tamtam is this an accurate list?

    http://www.signplanet.net/BabySign/BabySignPrint.asp
    Yep very accurate on the most part.
    Problem with some apps they are American signs but in the long run it doesn't really matter as you are using it to develop communication but not as the only way of communicating iykwim.

    Some things to try first would be
    Drink or bottle.
    Food.
    Finished/done. (I say'done' because verbally it's much easier to say than finished).
    You could start with food eg.
    When Bub is in the highchair you say
    'DD we're going to have some food' (sign food when you say food).
    'Are you ready to eat/have some dinner' (again sign food/eat)
    When finished say
    'Good job. We're done!' (Sign done)... repeat.
    Eventually you'll be able to say. .'DD are you done?' And you will get a sign and hopefully a verbal attempt at done.

    You're also looking for visual cues from Bub that they're waiting for the sign. Looking from your hand to the food or your eyes. It's subtle but that is the first cue that bub is catching on.

    Leading to signs like 'more'. Where you incorporate things like 'DD are you done or do you want more?' (Sign done and more'.
    Etc etc.
    Ideally you pick situations to start with that are daily and repetitive... like bottles/eating/bath time. Things that are positive rewarding experiences.

    Anyway. .. I'm rambling now. . but it's only because I've seen how amazing it is!!!

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