Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Feeding the birds in NC
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I haven't quite figured out how to do Spanish with my almost 4-yr old ds, but we do visit the library every week and they have computers kids can use. Some of the programs are stories and you can choose the language. After he hears the story a few times in English he'll want to listen in other languages. It's cute to see him sitting there staring at the computer (animated stories) listening and watching, though I have no idea what he's getting from it. I do know, though, that even just listening to another language gives you a good basis for learning it.
That aside, we have been doing ASL together for several months. We checked out a library book called "Sigh language for kids" and liked it enough to buy it from Amazon.com. (easy to use, good basic signs that kids would use, great photos) We try to learn a few new signs ever week, mostly just trying to think of things we'd like to say in sign language. This was something that came about because i"M using signs with ds2 (who just turned 1) and ds 1 started asking me how to say other things. It has been quite fun!
Mom of (11/27/03) and (9/29/06).