Fig. 1. Camera: At 14 months, Brandon's fascination with getting his picture taken motivated him to create his own Baby Sign for "camera." No problem deciphering this one!

Fig. 2. More: Although most frequently used to request food, in this case Brandon used his Baby Sign for "more" to ask his mother to take another picture.

Fig. 3. Rain: The Eency Weency Spider song is a good source for several Baby Signs, including this sign for "rain." Here, Turner uses the sign to tell us what he sees out the window

Fig. 4. Noise: Parents are often surprised to realize how attentive babies are to the sights and sounds around them. Turner is no exception. Using his Baby Sign for "noise," he lets his day care teacher know he hears the ringing of a telephone.

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