Another balloon-based post…
We have a card shop where we live. It sells balloons… cheap ones out the front to tempt in toddler pester power!
Well we passed it today and Daisy wanted a balloon. Quel Suprise!
And yes, maybe, perhaps a little bit, I could be seen as guilty of gender stereotyping – but I know what she likes so assumed she was pointing to Peppa Pig or Frozen … until she signed very clearly the sign for “spider”.
Now, I’ve known that she’s known the sign for spider for a while.
And she has come across Spider-man on various Learn Colours With Heroes type videos on You Tube but they’ve never been signed. Maybe I’ve used the verbal word “Spider-man”. But she’s not seen any Spider-man films or cartoons so she’s got no awareness of the origin story. And he looks more man than spider.
But, somehow, from just this balloon
she recognised that there was something spidery going on and that she possessed an appropriate sign.
And used it.