This is a long over-due post, I'm sure no one was waiting for! My point of this post is mostly for myself, but also for Kellan's caregivers, to help them understand his way of communication. Kellan will turn 3 on Oct. 2, and likely start preschool for children with special needs soon after. His daycare has grown accustomed to him, and I don't think they have too much trouble, but I know he gets frustrated when he's wants something and the person doesn't understand. So my goal is to alleviate some of his frustrations! Kellan has several words he says, and lots of signs, so here goes!
eat-sometimes he puts all his fingers in his mouth
drink-looks like he signs it next to his head instead of at his mouth
thank you-he makes a "gaa" or "ka" sound while holding out his hand, we are working on this!
Night-night-signs and says "Nuh", or "Ni"
kitty-makes whiskers sign with his hair
pig, and he snorts!
cry-he signs it in response to "what's a baby say" (waa, waa, waa)
bear (and roars)
sit-he does his pointer fingers and taps one on the other
done (holds hands out to sides)
Calliou (the cartoon!) he pulls on his ear, we don't know where he came up with this!!
down, he points down and says "dow"
Ma-pretty much everyone is Ma!
mine, usually preceeded by NO!
boo (peek a boo)
down, sounds like dow
tiger and bear-roars
Gives "five" and fist bump or knuckles
Gives kisses and hugs
He can identify our family members in photos, including my neice
He love to sing songs, Slippery Fish, Wheels on the bus, Twinkle Star
I'll edit this as I remember more, as he reminds me! Haha!