Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Signing Sean

I've mentioned before that Sean loves to sign and has really picked up a lot of signs this past year. Well, yesterday I got to wondering about how many signs he uses on a frequent basis, so I started jotting them down. I was surprised to see that he is up to 50 signs now! For fun, I thought I'd list them here and put a * by the ones that he also speaks. I'm so proud of my little man! (Wouldn't you know it? I thought of a few more words and signs!)

more
eat *
yummy *
drink/cup
thirsty *
water
milk
spoon *
all done *
car
train * (says choo choo)
please *
thank you
help *
sorry
one more
hat *
shoes
music
bye *
hi *
ball *
go
play
stop
up *
down
stand
jump
bath
toothbrush
book
baby *
night night *
Daddy *
Mommy *
Grandpa/Papa *
tiger/lion (* roars)
elephant (* trumpets)
horse *
cat *
dog *
fish
rooster (*crows)
cow (*moo's)
snake (*hisses)
bird
Where is it?
I don't know

and last, but not least- definitely our favorite- I Love You

He also says, but does not sign: Aidan, Nana, and Audrey (one of our cats, he calls both of them the same name.) He says Woody and a jumbled "To infinity & Beyond!" in honor of Toy Story. He counts "1, 2, 3". I forgot these words: yuck, owie, peepee, yes and his all time favorite- NO! He has his own made up signs for The Wiggles, Wake Up, and The Backyardigans.

It's been so fun for all of us to participate in his growing vocabulary. Aidan gets so excited when Sean says something clearly, he says "Sean said it like a big boy, just like me!"

5 comments:

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

WTG Sean!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~Melissa~ said...

That is so wonderful! I'm always amazed at how well children pick up signs. It's so nice to be able to communicate in that way!

RK said...

Yay! What a great list! I can't wait til Braska starts to sign...we're working on it!

JennyH said...

That is great! He's gotta a lot of them. Keep up the good work Sean!

jane said...

WTG Big Boy Sean!!! Sounds like he has an advocate in his big brother too :)
xoxoxo