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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Homemade Signs

As I mentioned in my other posts about Sofía’s signing, she makes up her own signs. The only problem is that we don’t know what they mean. But finally we learned!! She made up a sign for Cheerios! I wish I could get a pic of her doing it, but I see that as virtually impossible. She is also able to apply her knowledge of a word in various contexts. For example, when something comes out of the oven, she signs hot. I told her that we needed to heat up her broccoli patty before she could eat it and she signed hot. Today, she was outside cruising in her carrito and she bent down to touch the asphalt and signed hot. And every time we walk by our neighbor’s house who have doggies, she signs dog regardless of if they are outside or not. The Human Brain is pretty amazing!

1 comment:

  1. Tucker made up his owns signs too -- pretty neat, I agree!