Now before anyone shouts at me please read..
I have an 18 month old daughter and we started teaching her sign language because we had heard how much it helped stop/slow down the tantrums as she can explain what she wants.
She can do thinks like milk, juice, peaches, apples, shopping (yeah maybe teaching her that was a mistake), go (as in go out) , drive, cookie and I am sure there are more things.
Oh she does the sign for X , her 17 year old brother is Cameron X and she cant say Cameron so he taught her to do a X when she means him.
Someone made a snotty comment the other day about how she won't talk because she is being taught sign language, and I know it is stupid to get upset about it.
My attitude is that sign language is talking and we are lucky that she can talk as well, she says mama, dada (constantly), doggie, sit, get (she clearly spends to much time around me and the dog), nanna and she makes a lot of chitter chatter.
Is it just a case of sour grapes (the person has 3 kids and "didnt bother" with any of them) or should we be pushing elizabeth to speak more?