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    Baby Sign Language

    It has been reported that Terri taught Kyron sign language when he was a baby. I did this myself with my children so that I could better communicate with them until they started talking. They started signing at ~5 months old through when they fully started talking. Since all my DS knew sign, they all signed with each other until the younger ones could talk.

    Here's a basic link on the common baby signs:

    http://www.babies-and-sign-language....ry-photos.html

    So, do you think Terri also taught Baby K to sign and if so, what would Baby K be able to say via sign about the day Kyron went missing?
    Last edited by daisy7; 08-25-2010 at 04:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisy7 View Post
    It has been reported that Terri taught Kyron sign language when he was a baby. I did this myself with my children so that I could better communicate with them until they started talking. They started signing at ~5 months old through when they fully started talking. Since all my DS knew sign, they all signed with each other until the younger ones could talk.

    Here's a basic link on the common baby signs:

    http://www.babies-and-sign-language....ry-photos.html

    So, do you think Terri also taught Baby K to sign and if so, what would Baby k be able to say via sign about the day Kyron went missing?
    Yes,exactly... ITA with your post...

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    Terri was the first to recognize that Kyron needed glasses, James said, and taught him sign language by the time he was 6 months so she could communicate with him.

    "She was pretty proud of that," Ron Tarver said.


    http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/i...ri_horman.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisy7 View Post
    It has been reported that Terri taught Kyron sign language when he was a baby. I did this myself with my children so that I could better communicate with them until they started talking. They started signing at ~5 months old through when they fully started talking. Since all my DS knew sign, they all signed with each other until the younger ones could talk.

    Here's a basic link on the common baby signs:

    http://www.babies-and-sign-language....ry-photos.html

    So, do you think Terri also taught Baby K to sign and if so, what would Baby K be able to say via sign about the day Kyron went missing?
    I have no information as to whether baby K may know sign or not. One thing I've observed is that mothers tend to do things a little bit differently with each child, so teaching one doesn't always mean teaching the others (although quite obviously some do teach all of them).

    In any case, I doubt baby K could sign much that would be relevant. As I understand it, babies learn signs for concrete things that are important or common to their everyday lives. Things like naming various foods, various toys, various activities that are part of the baby's every day life. I suspect a baby just wouldn't have signs for anything unusual.

    Someone posted here that attempts to interview children around two years of age can be made but most often fail.

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    The only thing I don;t agree with as being "weird" is Terri teaching Kyron sign language. Knowing sign language is a good skill to have. Sometimes you can even parlay that skill into a job making money translating, etc. I think teaching him sign language is very cool. My youngest daughter started it when her 8 yr old was born but it didn't last more than 6 months. I would love to know sign language. I have thought about taking the courses a few times at the community college, just to add a skill to my resume, but now that I am kinda forced into retirement, whats the point?
    So Terri gets some mad props from me on the sign language.....but that's about all I can say good about her...

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    I'm pretty sure Terri would have posted on FB a pic of BabyK signing something; it would have been very cute. Does anyone remember if someone posted anything about a pic like that while Terri's page was open?

    My grandchildren learned to sign when they were babies by way of a series of videos. I think the words were things like "love," "banana," "mommy," "daddy," "sun," things like that. Naturally, "kill," "kidnap," "stash," "hand-off," etc., wouldn't be taught to babies.

    Plus, I just don't think Terri would do anything to Kyron in front of BabyK, so there wouldn't be anything to tell, really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrainneDhu View Post
    I have no information as to whether baby K may know sign or not. One thing I've observed is that mothers tend to do things a little bit differently with each child, so teaching one doesn't always mean teaching the others (although quite obviously some do teach all of them).

    In any case, I doubt baby K could sign much that would be relevant. As I understand it, babies learn signs for concrete things that are important or common to their everyday lives. Things like naming various foods, various toys, various activities that are part of the baby's every day life. I suspect a baby just wouldn't have signs for anything unusual.

    Someone posted here that attempts to interview children around two years of age can be made but most often fail.
    Yes, I used common words with my sons -- these included school, truck, tree, etc. If Baby K had been signing since she was 6 months old, it's very possible she knew many more words.

    I realize interviewing children at a young age is not usually successful, but "baby signers" are more "verbal" than those that are not.

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    Mommy hurt Kyron would be very much within possibility, though. My parents were always amused that I never talked until my first sentence. It was, "I'm mad at daddy." I wouldn't be at all surprised if a 14-month old or beyond can express something like that, because I did. (He spanked me because I fell out of the high chair, and I was mad.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayjay View Post
    Mommy hurt Kyron would be very much within possibility, though. My parents were always amused that I never talked until my first sentence. It was, "I'm mad at daddy." I wouldn't be at all surprised if a 14-month old or beyond can express something like that, because I did. (He spanked me because I fell out of the high chair, and I was mad.)
    My 14 month old was completely potty trained and speaking full sentences by 18 months. It would be interesting to know how advanced baby K is with TH being a teacher and all. No sleuthing of baby K, though.

    I just don't see how Kyron could have been fully sign languaged trained by TH @ 6 months (based on article linked above). Wasn't Desiree still the full time custodian of Kyron at that time. In order to accomplish that task, TH would have had to have spent every single minute that Kyron was visiting Kaines home teaching sign. IMO. Or, Kyron is some sort of prodigy. Or, TH is some kind of teacher of the century. IDK, seems strange to me.

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    If TH taught sign lanuage to communicate with Kyron then I would think she would teach baby K also. If she didn't why not?
    My neice knows sign lanuage and Chinese, English, German ( a teacher) and she taught
    all her children all of this when they were small.
    Children catch on at a very early age if everyone is doing the same.
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    Children are sponges. Languages are especially well suited to teach to children because they are making the neurological paths, not trying to walk back down one path to understand another. I think that makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeanE View Post
    Terri was the first to recognize that Kyron needed glasses, James said, and taught him sign language by the time he was 6 months so she could communicate with him.

    "She was pretty proud of that," Ron Tarver said.


    http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/i...ri_horman.html
    Thanks for the link, BeanE...Either Ron Tarver is misquoting TH's success with Kyron and signing with her at 6 months of age or TH misrepresented herself to RT. IMO.

    I know that all babies develop at different rates, but just looking at average milestones it's hard to believe that Kryon was significantly signing to a stepmom he saw for a very short period of time during that time frame.

    I was a SAHM and lived and breathed my first born child. At six months, although she was very advanced...she was cutting her first teeth at six months and formally being introduced to jar food. Newborns don't typically gain full vision until 4-5 months. Kyron had vision problems.

    I think the significance of this thread is that TH may have misrepresented her success in Kyron's life.

    I know it's supposed to be about baby k and what she may have been able to communicate about the day Kyron disappeared. But, I feel it's important to explore if TH actually even taught Kryon sign. Probably a question for a different thread. LOL

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    But even if baby K does know how to sign, how probable is it that a toddler is going to remember in detail something that happened almost 3 months ago?

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    What if she used sign language to communicate with Kyron to get him out of the school quietly and with no one noticing. Maybe it was a game, today let's only use sign language with each other. Just a thought!

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    I don't think Baby K would be able to tell or remember anything, sign language or not. My kids knew sign language at that age, but it was stuff like food, drink and more. One word, basic communication stuff. They would not ahve been able to tell me where their sibling was or anything like that.

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