My fellow Moms -- Has anyone been using Signing Time?
I LOVE it!
I picked up some first American Sign Language basics from a friend who has a little boy about the same age as Kel. It took a month or two of doing the signs repeatedly -- but around 14 months Keller started to sign back to us! It is fabulous!! He tells us when he wants 'food', he signs 'please' & 'thank you' [with urging from Mom & Dad!], and he loves to sign 'more' for anything -- food, singing, playing.
We started DVR'ing the show Signing Time on PBS and Kel will sit down for a few minutes a day and wave his hands around. He may not do it perfectly -- but it's a start.
You can see their website at http://www.signingtime.org/. It is Rachel de Azevedo-Coleman [remember LDS church artist Lex de Azevedo, ya know -- Saturday's Warrior? Rachel is his daughter.] who teaches her daughter who was born deaf and her nephew the signs along with lots of fun video clips & songs.