When Alexa was a baby we decided not to try teaching her Baby Sign Language. I had too much on my hands with my mini “cling-on” and was just a tad overwhelmed during the prime BSL period (6 months to a year old). Alexa was also super duper awesome at letting us know what she wanted. I’m not sure if it was baby ESP or if I just put her to the boob whenever she fussed, but somehow I was always able to meet her needs without much issue.
I’ve been toying with the idea of teaching Emma just for fun. She’s such a chill baby I have a bit more time on my hands so why not? When my good friend Emily posted about Smart Hands I immediately downloaded the free app on my phone. I trust Emily’s judgement and recommendations implicitly, especially regarding things for kiddos, since she’s doing such an amazing job momming her sweet Poppy.
I showed Alexa the Smart Hands app and she LOVED it. I knew right then and there we would all do this together. I’m going to purchase the full version of the app and play with Alexa with it. If only I could figure out a way to get it on the TV? Will have to get Peter to work on that one. Maybe the tablet is a better place for the paid version?
I want us to know the signs so once Emma is nearing 6 months old it will be second nature to us. I really think Alexa will get a kick out of teaching her baby sister something. It will give them something new to bond over and do together. Emma already adores her big sister so I’m pretty sure she’ll learn best from her as well