Saturday, January 17, 2009

Noodles!

Here's Ben expressing great enthusiasm for the noodles that Neil is cutting up for his lunch. Note when Ben signs and says "eat" toward the beginning of the video. One thing that was really driven home to me while I was captioning this was how much narrating we do -- we describe everything we're doing, everything Ben's doing, everything that everyone else is doing, everything. It almost looks silly when you read it on the screen, but it has become very normal for us. This is the advice my mother gave us right after we found out Ben was deaf -- to immerse him in a "language soup," as she called it.

5 comments:

leahlefler said...

Oh, he is so adorable! He definitely has two word sentences. I need to get better about narrating things. We do it often, but sometimes it gets lost when I'm trying to get both boys settled.

You've given me the motivation to cook something today with the kids!

DncinThruLife121 said...

Hi Julia!! I'm so glad you've started this blog. "Language soup" is such an Aunt Elsie phrase. :) I can't believe how grown up Ben is getting!!
~Madeline~

Julia said...

Hey, Madeline! How's life? How's college?

Carolyn said...

Wow! He really is quite wordy! Also, adorable. Love the tummy-rubbing action!

Melanie said...

I love this! You are obviously auditory immersion pros. Ben is just darling.