Learning sign with Isaak
I know the sign for horse. It might be the first one I learned because I've been learning ASL with a four year old. When you're four, horses are better than anything else the world has to offer so of course we look for them and talk about them all day no matter where we are or what we're doing. And sometimes we just get upset that there are no horses in the house or yard. If you look at it from his perspective, why WOULDN'T everyone have a horse in their house if they could?
The 4-year-old is Isaak (you can read more about him in the article this month) and he's deaf because the antibiotics they used to save his life when he was a baby, ruined his hearing. So we're all learning sign, which has been pretty cool, and we're on about the same level so I feel like I'm doing ok so far. For any of you who consider yourselves language challenged, you might want to try ASL (American Sign Language). Not because it's super easy, but it makes sense. Some of it is just logical, and you only need someone to show you a sign once for it to stick in your head. Like cat or dog or spaghetti. Look those up on aslpro.com and you'll see what I mean. I was talking about this just the other day with a friend and she introduced me to Stephen Torrence - a college guy who's managed to mix sign with music and come up with some pretty cool song interpretations. If anyone will make you want to learn sign, it's this guy. Enjoy!