Thursday, September 9, 2010

Baby Sign of the Day: Book

It is never too early to start reading to your baby. We already read to Blueberry and she has learned not to tear the pages. Today's sing is Book. To perform it you hold your hands together and open them like a book. We intend to use this sign when saying the phrase "do you want to read a book?"

When babies are learning signs you have to watch out for "sign approximations", and reinforce their attempt at a sign by repeating the sign and the word back to them. It is a simple game of positive reinforcement. If they get what they want when they sign, it will reinforce the sign.

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