We've been trying to teach Alex a little bit of sign language for a while now. It started with me pumping my hand open and closed in front of his face (the sign for "milk") while nursing from about 6 months on. But as with everything else, he seems to be on his own schedule as far as putting it to his own use. So we signed up for a Baby Signs class thinking some formal instruction and interaction may help things along. Today was our 3rd session and the theme was bath time so of course it was a huge hit. Not only did class involve water (everyone wore their suits), there were bubbles too! Alex was most definitely in heaven. Some of the kids were a bit apprehensive about the mini blow-up pool but it didn't take Alex much time to start splashing and eventually "jump" right in (he was the only one to actually get in the pool). We've also done meal time which consisted of a pretend picnic and bed time where everyone wore their pj's.
So after 3 weeks of Sign, Say, and Play how's Alex's signing coming along? Well he's still using a double-handed "milk" motion for almost everything and there's still lots of pointing and "da!" or "da?" going on but we sure have something fun to look forward to every Wednesday morning. Plus Alex's new friend Peyton is there AND Mommy has a whole new set of catchy tunes to keep her up at night!