I knew I wanted to try sign language with my kids before Calvin was born. My sister in law used it pretty effectively, and it is a really handy tool to help the kids communicate before they can use words. So I started signing to Calvin words like “milk” and “all done” and “more” on a fairly regular basis. I never did the songs or things that really gung ho people do. But I don’t think Calvin really understands that it is something he can use to talk to me instead of just me talking to him.
He gets excited when I sign “milk”, but never asks for it with the action. He will repeat “all done” if I am asking him if he is finished but never volunteers to do it. And I think he repeats “more”, but it is just him clapping his hands.
I’m not frustrated that he is not really picking it up, because really, I’m not putting a whole lot of effort into it, but I would love to hear your experiences with it.
Did/do you use baby sign language? When did you start? Did your child pick it up pretty easily?
Maybe you didn’t use it, but wished you did? Or perhaps you taught your child but didn’t really find it that useful?