Monday, July 19, 2010
Mondays for Marion: Signing for Milk!
I tried teaching Marion how to do close-open with her hands a few times before, but she wasn't interested in learning. So I let it be. However, today I gave it another shot. Right before she nursed, I did the sign for milk (which is a close-open motion like milking a cow ;p) while saying "milk!". Then I held up her hand in front of her and said "milk!". I was surprised when she did the sign! Then I let her do it again, and she did it again! I'm pretty sure she gets the connection between the sound "milk!" and the sign. I don't know if she knows that it also refers to her favorite beverage. Maybe just so she doesn't get confused I won't teach her to do close-open anymore. ;p
Here's a video of Marion doing the milk sign. (It's a bit difficult to take a video/photo of her because when she sees the camera all she wants to do is reach for it.)
Is Marion a left-handed like Rocky? She might be. She usually tries to grab stuff with her left hand. Also, she can do the milk sign better with her left than her right. :-)