Signing Stories – B-A-N-A-N-A-S!
We love hearing your signing stories, and this week we have another amazing one to share. Thank you Stacey for sending us your story!
“We started signing with our daughter Sophie when she was 8 months old. Her first sign, ‘Milk’, came on very quick, only 3 weeks after we started! She continued on to learn ‘More’ and ‘Help’, and used them quite constantly. We were also working on her food signs over the next couple of months, but she didn’t seem to want to use them. She was so focused on eating! We kept it up, knowing that eventually she would get it. When she was about 10.5 months old we had her at a family event, and during dinner she was extremely upset, and refused to eat anything! We didn’t know what was wrong, and she kept just signing ‘Help’. Just when I was about to give up and take her out of her highchair she signed ‘Banana’, which she had started eating in small pieces a couple weeks before. When I spoke the word back to her, the tears stopped, she smiled and clapped her hands, going on to sign it over and over again until we got her Banana! I was so proud, and our family members were all amazed. What a smart little girl! Once she really understood that she could get her needs across more, the signs just started to explode. She is just over a year now and can sign over 35 signs! That memory still brings tears to my eyes! Thank you for all of your great videos and your website. We love signing!”
Thank you so much for sharing Stacey! That is an amazing story! If you have a signing story to share, send it to us at rcdirector(@)mysmarthands.com. You could be featured!