Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Wilds

It always amazes me how long our kids can stay outside, happily chasing butterflies, terrorizing roly-polies, and generally wreaking havoc on nature.

They lose track of time, they're so engaged in their surroundings. I find this to be true of very young children, especially preschoolers.

"Outside" was one of the first Baby Signs our kids picked up on. To sign "outside," you turn your hand in front of you as if grasping and turning a doorknob. For the ASL (American Sign Language) version, check out this terrific ASL Browser video dictionary, run by the Michigan State University Communication Technology Lab.

Our little girl, 1 1/2 years old, has been known to violently jab the air in front of her with both hands at once, screeching, "Ah-diiii! Ah-diiiiiiii!"


Thank God for Baby Signs!

1 comment:

  1. Hahahaha! Outside wa one of our son's first sign too. He will violently turn his fist, just begging to go outside!


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