Adorable 9-Month-Old Baby Uses Sign Language With Mom

StoryfulPublished: May 28, 2017196,172 views
Published: May 28, 2017

Every parent eagerly awaits for the moment their little one will utter their first word. There have been debates about it: will it be “mama” or “dada”, which parent will win the everpresent challenge and will they be able to record the first time it was ever uttered. Oftentimes babies will surprise everyone by saying something completely different for the first time, making it all totally hilarious.

It is too precious to just watch your kid grow within a moment’s time. It’s like you held them in the palms of your hands only yesterday, and today they are screaming ‘mama’ at the tops of their lungs.

But the memory can be bittersweet for some parents.In 99.9% of the cases, the baby’s first word is ‘mama’, and it comes as no surprise seen as she was the one who carried it for nine months inside herself. Of course, this doesn’t stop the fathers from hoping that their children would say ‘dada’ first.

There is a belief that babies are born as tabula rasa, a blank page, eager to write their experience of this world they live in on those pages. They have to learn everything from scratch and it’s pure survival instinct that makes them the most eligible students. Everything from the very first breath they take, to the first chew and the first coherent speech is new for them, and an absolute delight to their parents.

The first word marks the start of a journey in learning, those many parents out there know better than to expect a full sentence from their kid until it reaches at least two years of age. That, however, does not apply to sign language, as this adorable little girl can demonstrate!

Take a look at this adorable cutie. Little Bonnie was just 16 weeks old when her parents signed her up for Sing and Sign classes. They allow babies to learn important words through signs and use them when communicating with mama and dada, all through song!

Bonnie’s mom was certainly eager to see how her baby was handling those classes, so she propped up her camera to try and catch little Bonnie signing her first word. She sings to the baby girl “Where is Jessie Cat”, encouraging her to sign.

It works! Mommy’s voice prompts Bonnie to gesture and ask “where” and the girl, dressed in that adorable pink onesie, sings for mommy! These gestures are not traditional sign language, so Bonnie is not using actual words to speak to her mother. But this is an early first step in her education! Soon, this little tot is going to become quite the chatterbox and there won’t be a way to stop her, no matter how hard you try and it would be a true cuteness overload.

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      gypsysnail · 40 weeks ago

      This is wonderful to see! :) I am deaf and very happy to see more people teaching babies (hearing and deaf) to sign. She will talk to deaf people with no probs when shes older :)