I saw evidence at supper today of a new development Dorami-chan noticed yesterday in the car: Tonji-kun can do a second sign, “Motto (more)”, or at least his version of it (it should be: fingertips of both hands brought together; he does: fingertips of one hand into palm of other). Whatever, it was deliberate, consistent and used in the appropriate context (an empty milk cup). Even in spoken language children don’t say words perfectly at first (or ever – see Dubya and “nuclear”). Tonji-kun was very pleased that he got the result he wanted (a refill). We are amazed and have pulled out of storage our notes from our sign language class a few months ago. This stuff actually works!


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