Phoenix is 16 1/2 months old now and says close to 40 words and phrases.
I attribute this to the fact that we talk a lot to him. And he may be an only child, but he is constantly with my family. At least twice a week. Hearing all 12 of us talk surely helps him heaps!
Recently he has developed an extreme love for books (His favorites are Once Upon a Potty & I Love You Through And Through<--- this book taught him where his nose, toes, and hair were) and this really helps (as we all know) build our little ones vocab.
I actually keep a list on the right side bar. I try an update it as frequently as he picks up a new word but I often forget. I try to keep this list because I am super bad about writing in his baby book. Yet another thing I should add to my list.
You've probably heard me say before that I've been around kids all my life so I picked up a lot of baby and kid tips. One thing I remember hearing about that I thought I would do was baby sign.
I've tried a couple times to teach sign to Phoenix because of heard from other moms and mommy blogs that baby sign is an excellent tool to use.
Last week I tried putting in a signing video for Phoenix to watch and we got through Eat, Milk, and More before he jumped off the couch (but not before actually saying the words)
So I thought. "Maybe this isn't for us"
But I can't seem to feel bombarded with signs to try baby sign.
In fact just in today's email I get a Baby Center Bulletin about toddlers using baby sign AND Babysteals.com has Baby Signing videos today.
The only sign Phoenix has picked up has been"All done" he does this more of a joke then actually letting us know he's "all done"
So my question is how many of you moms use(d) baby sign and is it worth it? And should I try and teach it now or just continue with words?
We communicate great I think for a mom and a 16 month old but this can always be approved upon. My concern is possibly hindering or slowing down his speech by introducing something new.
It also would be helpful if you could recommend the best videos to teach baby sign