Hello again, I am Heather I live in the Midlands in the UK and I teach baby signing. Last week I explained about the memory game and using phonics etc, ok I gave it a shot and with being a parent I am unable to do all the things I would like to do with my children but I want to thank you, why you ask? Well if it was not for you I would not have reason so I will continue and in a future post will mention how I get on with this finger spelling and phonics with my younger child.
Here is my son Azad signing Pat. We are playing the memory game and he found Pat, Pat is a word made from SATPIN and what we did as last time I printed and laminated all the words, well I chose a few to make it not to difficult and some words for Azad to learn that also runs alongside a computer program he has been trying on trial called reading eggs that he is enjoying but rushes through the games where as playing this I can slow him down and still have fun. Saying that I like the reading eggs so might continue with it.
Azads first sign was more, but he was 8 months old at the time, he went on and used bird and flower many times before he was one, at 18 months he stopped using signs as he just wanted to talk. He will be 5 in September and I am happy to say that on and off he still signs as we make it fun and he is has friends at school that need help with signing and he was so happy to be able to help them.
So why not make signing the phonics fun, we played the memory game that I made from printing and laminating and cutting out the words, my daughter joined also, I must teach them both the alphabet song and record that for you, Azad will learn in time the rule of the dominant hand etc but for now I praise praise and more praise. Here is my daughter Min'e
So we chose just a few words such as Sit, Sat, Pat, In, IT, and two more words as we had three rows of four and we enjoyed playing the game, Not only will this help with reading and finger spelling using a few words with the same letters etc although you can mix it up for example if your child likes dinosaurs why not have the picture on one side and the words on the other and play that way the choice is endless, but also its a memory game and will help work the brain.
I hope you have enjoyed the follow up, we have different posts in store for the future from training Nurseries how to use baby signing, a toddler talking class, the summer sessions to another signed story but I need to learn how to add subtitles.
I would like to add on a personal note that Azad learned to ride a bike this week I am a proud parent.
Thank you from Heather TinyTalk Leicester.
I am a mother of 4, teach baby signing and also BSL level 2 qualified, love TKD and much more.