One of the things I find so amazing is that she not only picks up the signs themselves, but the facial expression she's supposed to make when she does the sign.
At the end of one of our dvds Rachel Coleman gives some ASL tips. She explains that there are differences in the way you sign certain words to give them contextual meaning. For instance, you could sign "no" by closing your two fingers against your thumb and shaking your head "no" if you were simply answering a question. But if you want to tell someone "NO!" as in "don't touch that !" you quickly make the sign for no and make a firm "NO!" face while you're signing.
I looked all over youtube for the clip that I'm referring to at the end of that dvd, but I couldn't find it...the closest thing I could find was at the end of this clip...if you fast forward to one minute and 25 seconds you will see her expression and know what I'm talking about.
Ever since Lily watched that video she has PERFECTED the art of saying no. If she doesn't want to eat, she whips out her NO sign, complete with the scrunched up lips. If I tell her to get down off the table or put her toys away and she doesn't want to, she purses her little lips together in a pout, turns her head sideways and signs NO with vehemence. She is a champion NO signer.
Behold, the NO.
Somebody call Rachel Coleman and tell her there's a spunky two year old who needs to appear in her next dvd !