Sunday, August 3, 2008

Signing Time

We've been trying to teach Aiden a few basic signs for a while now (although not very religiously). We attended a baby sign language workshop a while ago that got us going. Aiden's favorite and so far only TV show (gasp!) is this show called 'Signing Time' that runs on a public broadcasting channel. Every time the host of the show, Rachel is on, Aiden drops everything that he's doing and starts blushing. There are lots of small kids on the show, but he seems to have this thing for older women. We are hoping that he grows of of it soon.

He's been recognizing basic signs for a while now, but it's only recently that he's started actually signing himself. The first sign that he learnt was 'More'. And then he added quite a few more like 'All done', 'Eat', 'Bye', 'Change diaper' etc. A sign that he learnt very early on was 'Airplane'. We live right next to the airport so that sign gets a lot of play. He even does it in the middle of the night when he's half asleep and trying to doze off. Nowadays he copies a lot of the signs that we do, and his latest favorite these days is 'Truck'. For some reason, he doesn't do the 'Milk' sign, but that could be because being a man, he prefers the more visual approach of showing his infatuation with breasts :)

Here he is doing 'More', All Done' & 'Airplane'.

Lately, a more common occurrence at the dinner table is the most adorable thing that I've seen him do. After he's had his fill, he gets really excited to feed 'Mommy'. As you can tell he has her eating out of his hands. Not that we needed a picture to prove that.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Aiden,
    It looks to me like you are a good little signer! I am glad that you love Signing Time. Keep signing~