The Pregnancy Show Presents: Learn about Baby Signing Lessons - Part 2
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Laura Berg: There was a study that was done with school age children who were having trouble spelling, they took a sample group and they were getting between 26% and 46% of their word spelled incorrectly. So basically all of these students were failing. They went and talked to them how to spell their spelling words using the manual alphabet, so let's C, A, T. And there is muscle memory involved in their learning, and so what was happening was after they learn their spelling words using the manual alphabet, they were able to easily transfer that on to paper and these students' marks improved to 56% to 90%. So they all learn from failing to all passing. You just outline using the I. You outline what the letter J would look like. Good. And letter K is like your v-hand shape but you put your thumb where your knuckle is. And I think it kind of looks like a letter K, K good. The letter L, I know you all know how to do the letter L because we've all seen or had it done or done it ourselves. It looks like L. The one sign that you're going to want to start is a sign milk. Put your little one. So it's just like you are milking a cow, like this, good. So every time that you go to give them food, to give them milk, you are going to want to say do you want milk? Do you want milk? So if you are nursing them what you can also do is while they are nursing, you can say to them, Do you want to have milk? You are having milk. Female Speaker: He is recognizing milk, he knows the milk is coming and that's the only one. We do move his hand to try to sign milk with us, but milk is the only one so far, but we do mum and dad and all other ones. It's important to be able to communicate with them, and give him tool so he can communicate with us. Female Speaker: He was always fascinated with movements, so when I started moving my hands it would help him to come down, and hopefully eventually, he will be able to actually discuss what he need. We used to do change and milk and bath time. So he recognize his bath time, he recognize his changing and now he kind of will sign milk back. Laura Berg: To incorporate signing into your daily routines, is just to read books and you don't have to sign every single word that's in the book, you can just took him and do one sign per page and just pick that. There is the book Brown bear brown bear what do you see, you know that one? Brown bear brown bear. So if you are doing that one, if you are just focusing on animals you can say brown bear brown bear; this is sign for bear, what do you see? If you are focusing on colors, you can do brown bear, brown bear. If they are more advanced, if they are toddlers and you are still choosing to sign with them, you can do both, you can go, Brown bear brown bear, what do you see? So you can keep using that as we get older.

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