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Mealtime Vocabulary

Ideal for Infant, Toddler, Preschool/Pre-K

Young infant smiles and waves

Learning to sign simple mealtime vocabulary like eat, drink, water, milk, more, all done, thank you, and please.

Participants: This activity is intended for Adult/child interaction

Why is ASL important for infants? Signing is a unique way to communicate with infants before they are able to speak words on their own — they will typically start producing the signs you’ve taught them around 8 to 9 months, providing nonverbal babies with a valuable communication tool.

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