Signs of Life

One Class Teaches Baby Talk with Hand Signals

Mtn Living Mag November 2008

babysignA couple took their fourteen-month old son to an animal fair where the little boy especially enjoyed the snuffling pigs. A week later, the family walked by that same area with their son in his stroller. He began pushing at his nose—the sign for a pig. The parents looked at each with wonder. The pigs were long gone, but their son remembered them.

“Observant little babies take note of everything,” said Tami Nicholson, a certified Baby Signs instructor. “With signs, you can know what they’re thinking about at a particular moment.” There’s no guessing what that tearful face is asking for at 2 a.m. If she squeezes her fist—simulating udder action—she wants milk. Continue reading “Signs of Life”