you know that Allikaye LOVES to sign...
and we both LOVE Signing Time!
Here she is in the car the other day...
when Allikaye was about 5 months old.
No, I wouldn't just plop her in front of the tv -
but I would have it playing in the background at times.
Soon she would perk up right away when Rachel would come on
and the theme song started to play!
It was the only thing that would keep her attention!
That is still true today!
She began signing "all done" at 6 months old!
Never would she have been able to communicate that through words...
but we knew exactly what she was saying!
Between 9 and 12 months Allikaye could sign about 25 words...
I posted first about it here...back in February!
We have since bought the Volume 2 Baby Signing Time,
and about 6 other volumes of the Signing Time DVDs.
I posted more about it here!
These DVD's have helped Allie to know so many words!
She not only says them, but signs words while speaking!
It is amazing to watch!
Without any pressure or hours of work,
she has picked up over 200 signs!
She knows almost all her veggies, fruits and foods...
(good morning, good night, brush teeth, clothes and more)...
feelings (happy, scared, crying, excited)...
lots of animals...
simple requests (hungry, more, thirsty, play)...
I know I have said it before here,
but I HIGHLY recommend signing!
And not only signing,
but getting involved with the Signing Time videos and music!
It has been one of the biggest factors in Allikaye's vocabulary development,
as well as highly cut down on tantrums and frustrations for her.
I can not imagine what our life would look like
now that we are in the toddler times with her!
I know the tantrums would triple
if she wasn't able to sign and say what she needs or feels!
At 20 months old,
Allikaye can sign and say every word
that we have introduced to her.
It is amazing to watch her see a DVD for the first time -
then use the signs, while saying the word, in the correct context and situation!
I practice the signs and speech with her -
in our daily events and conversations -
but I really feel like the credit goes to the Signing Time people!
The videos are so interactive and easy to learn.
As I put my "teacher-hat" on -
I love how Signing Time incorporates
the written words for every sign
along with a lot of repetition of the signs...
done by kids just like Allikaye...
and original songs that are easy to follow and sing along with.
I am super excited to see the part signing plays
in the rest of Allikaye's development...and life!
So...I received an email from Two Little Hands Production
and they asked if I would be interested in screening
Baby Signing Time Volumes 4 and 5!
The day we opened them in the mail -
we were so excited!
Allikaye started singing and signing the opening song like old times!
Oh my! They were excellent!
Even though they are called "Baby" Signing Time -
they are so great for all young kids!
After we watched it -
Allikaye was already signing -
friends, again, dirty, clean, day, sun, wind, new, and so many others!
She even picked up the songs and was singing right along!
Okay - so the new volumes come out in October...
they ARE worth it!
If you have older kids - there are plenty of
all with great songs and useful signs!!
Here are the previews of both new volumes...
Raise the roof for Signing Time!!