Stop! Hold everything.
I’ve been brainstorming about bus printables and activities that would work with most books about school busses rather than just one, so yesterday Noah and I read Hello, School Bus by Marjorie Blain Parker. One thing that books about school busses have a lot of is pictures of stop signs. So, seeing how STOP is Noah’s favorite sign, I pointed out the stop signs on numerous pages and signed stop. Today I read the book again to him, and when we got to the picture of the stop sign, I pointed to it and Noah signed stop without any additional cueing. The same thing on the following pages. And the enthusiasm behind his signs I cannot even begin to describe. I LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing him excited about language!
I never know what’s going to be hard to teach Noah and what’s going to be easy. It never works out like I expect it too, but I am sooooooo encouraged when I can teach him something new one day and he demonstrates mastery the next.
www.lifeprint.com ASL for “stop” - the motion is like a chop.