Thursday, June 25, 2009

More Sign, More Speech

My kids go through "periods" with TV shows. For a few weeks, they will only watch Pinky Dinky Doo and Magic School Bus. Then those are set aside, and we will only watch Little Bear or Caillou. A few weeks later, any besides, Max and Ruby, or Oswald is instantly nixxed. Some movies get put into the rotation (we've been watching a lot of Toy Story II lately). I'm kind of that way about music, where I want a song over and over for a few days, then won't want it for a while.

The last couple of days, Signing Time has returned to the rotation. This is great, because whenever we have more sign, we get more speech. This time, Joey has been proudly showing me his signs, and the boys are singing some of the songs. Andy was all excited to see Rachel signing "candy" again. Joey has been chattier, even after school.

More chat is always a good thing. Even if it devolves into chanting, its all processing and language, and that means we're prepping for a leap forward. It also suggests that his ESY program is going well; when Joey is depressed, he is not interested in moving forward and learning things. So once again, we send thanks to Alex, Leah, Rachel, and Hopkins. Looking forward to good days ahead!


Niksmom said...

Sounds like good stuff is going on over there! :-) Can't wait to read more about how it manifests over the summer.

Casdok said...

Very good stuff! Sounds exciting.