Tuesday, May 15, 2012

New Normal

Over in this Hokie household, we are working on learning American Sign Language. Though the boys, only can, sign a few signs, they seem to be understanding more and more signs. I can sign "Boys, lets go play in your bedroom." And they get very excited and look towards their room and put their arms up to be picked up. So I definitely think they get it! When I sign "Lets put our shoes on for school." They get excited and clap their hands. And more importantly, don't take OFF their shoes because they have learned they NEED to keep their shoes on to go to school. Morgann is becoming a great signer. She signs all the time like second nature. Me, on the otherhand, I have to think about it to remember to sign. I am getting a bit better. So to our friends and family, I encourage you to start learning some basic signs to start to be able to communicate with the boys.
My favorite website thus far to learn signs is: I also like the iPad/iPod app - Smart Hands. Worth the $1-2 for the full app.


Maura said...

oh my goodness I can not believe have much the boys have grown.

I used to be fluent in ASL but its been so long I only remember a few signs. I thought myself by watching you tube videos.

Amalthea said...

We actually have a computer program that shows some basic signs. The girls have taught me a few back in their VNA days. I am out of practice, but I DO tend to spell in sign.

Karen T. Fahel