Saturday, August 7, 2010

Baby Sign of the Week: VACUUM

Natey has a new love - the vacuum. It sits next to his other passion, the WASHING MACHINE. He won't choose between them. You see, he loves them equally, but in different ways. 

We created what is known as a "home sign" for vacuum. It's not a real American Sign Language sign - it's just a gesture we made up for use at home. I thought the signs for vacuum cleaner and vacuum looked too complicated and I liked mine better. We move our arm back and forth as if you were pushing the vacuum across the floor. Here is Nate signing VACUUM:

To see the ASL sign for vacuum check out this ASL dictionary at Michigan State University
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