The blog has moved to: http://kotobaandsign.blogspot.jp to be under the name Kotoba & Sign.
Feel free to look through this "old" blog as well as hop over to the "new" one!

In this blog you will find information and stories of our experience with signing. Please feel free to ask questions and leave comments! このブログでは、私たちのサインを使った経験からの情報や体験談を紹介します。お気軽に質問やコメントを残してくださればと思います。どうぞよろしくお願いします。

Why Sign? どうして手話(サイン)なの?

Friday, July 22, 2011

From Hat to Daddy

This week Miss Mega added "hat" to the list of signs that she can do.  It was the first sign using the top of her head.  Not too long after she surprised me by starting to sign "Dad/Daddy" too!

At 11 months old she uses:
☆wash hands手荒い☆brush teeth歯磨き☆all done終わり☆moreもっと☆dogいぬ☆ballボール☆point指差し☆bye-bye☆water水☆eat食べる☆crackerせんべい☆bananaバナナ☆night-nightねね☆babyベビー☆hatぼうし☆Daddyパパ☆bathお風呂☆shoesくつ

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sign of the Week

Here is a catch-up on Sign of the Week:
My daughter has started asking for her shoes.  Here is the sign she uses: shoe.
Here's a fun sign to know: laugh!
Let's learn to sign "share".

Saturday, July 2, 2011

11ヶ月で At 11 Months...

Today I had the chance to catch some of Miss Mega's signing.  She has started to consistently sign to communicate.  So far she uses:
☆wash hands手荒い☆brush teeth歯磨き☆all done終わり☆moreもっと☆dogいぬ☆ballボール☆point指差し☆bye-bye☆water水☆eat食べる☆crackerせんべい☆bananaバナナ☆night-nightねね☆babyベビー☆

The following are 3 short video clips which show how she is signing.
With daddy:

Signing Ball:

Signing at Home...
If you have any questions I can be reached at heidi@signingtimeacademy.com

Please e-mail me if you live in Japan but are not in a location where classes are offered. I can help you get started with Baby Signing Time and/or Signing Time.

日本に住んでいて、近くに手話のクラスがない場合などは、メールをくだされば、質問に答えたり、皆さんが Baby Signing Time や Signing Time を始めるのをお手伝いできると思います。



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