So, what did my child just say?!
On our way home, we asked him if he wanted French fries. He quickly responded verbally with “French fries” and also was doing a movement with his hand and arm. He kept saying and doing the same movement with his hand and arm. We thought he may be signing “french fries,” so I decided to look it up when we got home. Lo and behold, our son was signing “French fries” in sign language! You can see the sign here.
We use several American Sign Language signs and spoken words to communicate with our son. His teachers use picture cards, which I hope to use too. I just need to create my own picture cards. I love learning new signs and using them with our family. I would love to take a college course in American Sign Language too. That would be so much fun learning another language.
It was fun to show our son where we will be living soon. We are all very excited for the move and hopefully he understands that we are going to move to a new home.
This time, he was able to run around and get familiar with the place. We also have some of our things and he was able to see them. He saw some of his blankets in the corner and even pulled one down to wrap around himself. He took the blanket to put over his body to lie down on the floor. We were showing him where his bed would go and where he would be sleeping.
Our son just loved running through all of the rooms to explore and observe our things in each of the rooms. We do our packing and organizing while he is in school, so each time he comes home, he notices more things gone or moved. He is so observant!
How do you communicate with your children?
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