" Babies who sign learn very early in life that their thoughts and feelings matter and will be listened to. As a result of being effective in the world, they develop positive attitudes towards others - and towards themselves. They discover that..."

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Back to overviewTristan, 12 months (1)

Tristan signing 'up', 'cracker' and 'eat'. Crackers were Tristan's first favourite snack and he learned the sign quickly, realising that it would get him what he wanted. His original sign for cracker was an approximation but was always clear to us. At 20 months, long after he learned to say the word for cracker, he learned to make the sign correctly (tapping the fist on the elbow of the other arm).