So here’s a 45 second snapshot of Guapa’s growing language abilities. Melts my heart when she says and signs anything (besides her classic, adamant “no!”, ha!). I plan to keep these language inventories every few months to reflect on her growth.
Sign Language – will frequently put two or three signs together
Eat, cracker, water, cereal, milk, banana, juice, all done, Mom, Dad, diaper, more, bird, fish, cat, dog, horse, hurt, baby, shoe, sock, hat, please, thank you, sorry, car, train, bus, bike, ball, doll, bear, wash hands, soap, sleep, brush teeth, book, outside, wind, rain, snow, sun, tree, flower, leaf, stop, wait, go, bug, star, happy, sad, cry, hot, cold, me, apple, carrot, bubble, balloon, phone, music, grapes, help
Just counted… a total of 65 signs! Wowzers!
My personal favorites of these signs: Help and Wait. She can tell me that she needs help and I can figure out what she’s referring to. I can tell her we’re waiting (for the elevator, for the YouTube video to load, at a stoplight, etc.) and that helps her understand it’s just for a little bit. Both have been huge frustration savers.
Spoken Language – mostly one word at a time, starting to put two words together
Ni-Ni (Good night)
Bo (maybe libro? Maybe book? Because she uses the sign, we know exactly what it means)
Bike-eee (a combination of bike and bicicleta)
Meaningful Gibberish 🙂
And that’s where we’re at! It’s exciting to see her language skills developing. I’ll do another inventory in a few months to see how she’s changed!