To do aunt, make a fist with your thumb sticking out near your face, at top of the fist. Leading with the thumb, move your hand in a small circle near your cheek (but not touching it).
Expect your baby to start with a much simpler version of aunt. Look for any type of fist near their cheek.
Aunt is a real crowd pleaser. This will melt the heart of your sister, even that shrew of a sister-in-law! We use aunt very widely to describe any close adult female friend. Use aunt when you first introduce an adult female friend or relative to your baby, then again in a lull in the conversation, and one final time when you leave. "Look, it's Aunt Lauren," then, "It's Aunt Lauren", and finally, "Say bye-bye to Aunt Lauren!" Get the aunt to join in on the act.
Stick a picture of your baby’s aunt over this stock photo so she recognizes the picture as her aunt. If your baby has a few aunts, make a series of flash cards with different photos of each of the aunts.
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My son has a few Aunt’s who watch him. So is there a not so complicated way to differentiate between them, like say for instance Tee Tee?
ADMIN – Hi Karen,
We do first initial using the signed alphabet.
I started teaching my daughter at two months. I didn’t get discourage but i thought she wasn’t getting it because she would just smile at me. Now at six months she signs (all done, eat, and milk). She knows what fan, bath, mommy, daddy, grandma, and grandpa but she doesn’t do those signs yet. Were getting there. It’s so much easier and fun when I see her doing the signs…telling me what she wants so Thank you!
ADMIN – Hi Kefia,
Congratulations, glad to hear all your hard work is paying off! Yes, when you start that early you have to be more patient – but the payoff is that they start signing at those incredibly young ages. I have heard that six months is typical for a child that grows up in a deaf family, but it is exceptionally young in a hearing family.
Thank you, we will look into it!