Dear teacher of The Flash,
We’ve decided that The Flash’s nose digging has gotten out of hand (pun intended). It is unsanitary and disgusting. In addition, his method of cleaning the gooey finger with his tongue is nauseating. We’ve told him that any time we catch him in the act, he will be ordered to wash his hands. Our hope is that he will get tired of repetitive hand washing and become more aware of his actions.
We’ve also told him that we would let you know and tell you that you can use the American Sign Language sign for “wash hands” (like wringing your hands together) so that you don’t have to interrupt the whole class to tell him. I know that teachers at my school like using silent hand signals for various children.
I hope that this will work for you, as I am aware that extinguishing these behaviors works best when families and teachers work together.
(This email was adapted from an actual email sent earlier this week. Only by coincidence did these events closely correlate with Burgh Baby’s nose picking story ).
I love that when my children learn American Sign Language, they are not only developing their language skills, but also learning a special second language. I can tell them from across the room to “stop”, “go to the bathroom”, or find “daddy”. Without saying a word, I can tell them to “wait” and stop interrupting, while I finish up a conversation with Professor X.
So I was thrilled when Signing Times asked me to screen their new Baby Signing Times DVDs #3 and #4. I must admit that watching them was slightly bitter sweet, I had so wanted Marvel Girl to be one of the adorable signing actors for this video.
These videos are filled to the brim with cuteness. All children are 2 years old or younger so that young children can watch their “peers”. There are animated sequences, songs galore, and lots and lots of vocabulary practice (verbal and signed).
Here are some of the signs on each video:
Baby Signing Times #3
weather words, nature words, stop/go, bug, sky words
The bug section is my all time favorite of both videos. Absolutely adorable. Kids, costumes, antennae, tutus.
Baby Signing Times #4
friend words, emotions, opposites, fruits, toys
Like always, Signing Times delivers. And now I have even more “secret” words to share with my kids!