Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Signed Scared


So, does this scrapbook page make you scared? Yeah, they are supposed to be signing scared. Part of the sign is making a scared face, but they aren't too convinving. They're having too much fun!
We have been learning sign language in this house. I have been intrigued with sign language since I was a girl. I don't know why, I just thought it was cool. I learned the whole ASL alphabet and tried to get my friends to learn it too so that we could "talk" in this secret code, but it never happened. A year or so ago, I discovered Signing Time videos. They sounded great and had really good reviews, but I couldn't afford to buy them and my local library did not have them. Last Christmas I was struggling to come up with a wish list to pass around for my baby who was just 3 months old (because in our family we always do this for everyone). Then I had the brilliant idea to put down the Signing Time DVDs. Studies show that signing with babies is such a positive thing. Rachel got the first DVD and all the kids and I watched it. Rachel was too young to learn the signs and we were not diligent in signing them to her. But around her 1st birthday I pulled the DVD back out and we all relearned the signs and starting using them with her. Since then she has learned to recognize quite a few and has signed back to us: milk, more, sleep, and cookie. Our library now has the whole series of DVDs and we have been checking them out and learning tons as a family. It has been a fun project.
Anyway...I went into all of this to explain this fun scrapbook page. One of Patrick and Abi's favorite signs is "scared." I am sure this is because they get to make a "scared" face along with the sign. When I had the camera out on Patrick's birthday, they decided to pose silly for me and this is what I got. Details and credits for the page can be found here.
Here is a song from the Signing Time Zoo Train DVD. We got it from the library and my little ones love it.



Oh, and this one has been requested a lot by the younger set in this house.

2 comments:

Cardee said...

Hey Trish!

Thanks for stopping by my bloggie! Thanks for the sweet note about the booties. I'll admit since you said it first that I think our booties are cuter too! LOL! I added an extra cotton ball in the toe to make them rounder, and the bow adds so much to it! However, I'm grateful the first person shared the idea. I wouldn't have come up with it on my own! Oh by the way, they are WAYYYYYYY TOO CUTE to be scary, but don't tell them I said so! SHHHHHHH!!!!! LOL!

erica922 said...

love that layout Trish the background pp is fabulous and what you did with the picture is amazing!!!!!