Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Motivation

Joy has learned a new sign.

It was just over two weeks from the point at which I was taught the sign in April (and started using it sporadically) to the point at which she demonstrated conclusively that she understood the sign without a spoken word.

After that, I started doing hand-over-hand to have her make the sign as well.

This past weekend, she grabbed JoyDad's hands to have him make the sign.

Then later she made the sign all on her own.

Here's a web site where you can see a demonstration of the sign.

Here's what she's asking for.



Video. Baby Einstein video, to be precise. She's also vocalizing, a little sound halfway between "vuh-voh" and "fuh-foh".

It's all about the motivation, baby!

6 comments:

One Mom said...

Yay...go, Joy! I'm doin' a little happy dance over here for you...and her!

K- floortime lite mama said...

WOo hoo
this is awesome
it really is 80% of teaching with R as well

Niksmom said...

Woot! I'm doing the sign for "WooHoo, that's AWESOME!" over here. You know...the fist pump. :-)

Helena said...

Yay!!!! I'm so excited and happy for you. I know how those moments can send you over the moon!

jess said...

YAY Joy!!!!!!!!

Viktoria said...

This is awesome! Go Joy, tell them what you want!
"Motivation" is the word CE teachers like me use (and probably abuse) all the time.
Years ago, a father asked me when his son didn't want to pull himself up onto the bench and his legs were hanging down: 'do you think he'd do it if we put him to the edge of the cliff?' While the suggestion was obviously nonsense, it was also funny; he grabbed the meaning of 'motivation' so well.