Signing Stories: Sleep Time Signing
It’s that time again, time to share some great Signing Stories!
My name is Karen, and I’ve been working with My Smart Hands for 5 years now, and loved every second of it! I signed a lot with both of my boys and it helped us tremendously. My youngest, Q, took a little longer to really grasp signing than his super signer older brother, but the signs he really clung to were his bedtime signs.
I co-slept with Q, which was a lot different than my strict routine with his older brother. One thing that I had found difficult as he got older was putting him to bed without me. We started working on his bedtime signs around a year old, and one night (after weeks of struggling bedtime on his own), he turned to me and signed ‘SLEEP’. I took him upstairs, tucked him into his side of my bed, said goodnight, and that was it! He was asleep! After that, even nights he wouldn’t sign it first, when I would it made going to bed much easier.
I have SO many great signing stories with my boys, but this one, and this video is one of my favourites!
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