Remember this first book I made about a year or so ago??? Macy's first sign book
I am in the process of creating another one!
Like most kids, especially those with Down Syndrome, Macy is a visual learner, who learns best FROM WATCHING HERSELF IN ACTION. Macy loved her first book SOOO Much, that she has strongly encouraged me to make another. Her Speech Pathologist, Sharon, is wonderful and is going to, once again, bind it into DURABLE (Macy proof) book form for us!
I know that there are several great signing books & DVD's out there (our favorite video series is Baby Signing Time). There are also many awesome websites to reference and learn from (I really like BabySignLanguage.com)...but I know that our kids learn so much from seeing themselves performing an action or task, etc...And Macy is NO exception! Hence the reason we still have a mirror in our family room - the kid LOVES it - she is her own BIGGEST FAN - the SMARTEST most CUTE person she knows!!!
Plus, if nothing else, we had lots of fun shooting these pics. It was a great way to spend a dreary, snowy & frigid day late last week.
I, myself, am a visual learner, so going through the motions of editing these pages & locating the various signing images allows me to better learn them myself - so that I can more naturally incorporate them into our daily dialogue. It's a great learning experience & exercise for me (the sometimes slow-learner) :-)
Here they are in the order in which they will appear in book form:
These homemade picture books, along with our scrapbooks and of course our FOUR blog books remain to be household favorites :-) Macy enjoys flipping through and seeing herself & Kenzie likes to climb up on my lap and relive recent "Harnisch Happenings". :-)
Melt my heart!