Christian is TOTALLY into Spiderman and Batman these days. I heard him playing this morning before sending him off to school and he kept saying "Spiderman is saying I love you with his hands! I love you too Spiderman!". I had no idea what he was talking about until I looked closely at Spidy. His fingers ARE shaped just like the ASL Sign for I love you.
While Christian is a completely oral child and we are committed to the Auditory/Verbal philosophy, we are continuing to expose BOTH our children to sign language. He knows many signs, and can receptive read them. He gets a kick out of learning new ones, and he teaches them to Lily. I hope he one day learns it as a second language, just as other children would learn chinese or spanish.
I managed to catch a little bit of this exchange on video!
(BTW, we have just finished painting the entire upstairs of our home, so please excuse the blue painters tape on our walls!)
*Disable the music on the right before playing the video.