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Friday, December 15, 2006

Baby Signs are really catching on!

10 comments:

  1. Oh wait don't tell me, I remember this one. It means that the recipient needs a diaper change, right?

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  2. Dear Rachael Anne: I assume there is a point to the picture. Alas, I need a clue.

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  3. Right now, it's a very trendy parenting thing to teach infants sign language so that they can communicate before they can speak. This photo shows a mother and child doing a sign that I can assure is not in any Baby Signs book. Make more sense now?

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  4. Australopithecenes cannot reasonably expect to insert themselves into the flow of time far from where they were conceived.

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  5. Anonymous7:21 PM

    Trendy? Where?

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  6. Anon:

    I know of at least 3 separate books demonstrating different methods and signs for parents to use with their babies. Mainstream parenting and pregnancy magazines carry articles favorably describing the practice. If you ask new or expecting parents, chances are they've heard of it, and chances are they know someone who does it/did it with their kids. It's a relatively recent thing. I'd call it trendy, although I doubt it will fade from popularity.

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  7. Anonymous7:04 PM

    Earlier today my kid asked if he could have a sip from my can of Dr Pepper. I let him take have some.

    He looked up as he handed the can back to me and said, "I know how to make the sign for friends." He made an interlocking gesture with his index fingers.

    I thought this was pretty cool, but I don't know anything about signing. It wasn't trendy when I was a kid.

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  8. Woody7:04 PM

    That was not anonymous, the last quote came from Woody with keyboard butterfingers.

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