A SECOND LOOK – ‘More’ please

As she enjoys some chocolate pudding with her mom Jennifer Metcalfe Becker, 1-year-old Penelope uses sign language to ask for “more” – actually, explains her mom, it’s Penelope’s interpretation of the gesture. “Those of you who know American Sign Language realize that the sign for the word ‘more’ is different than what Penelope is doing in this photo,” Becker said. “I believe this is actually the sign for ‘again.’ This was one of the first words she learned and when she put her finger to her palm in the context of wanting more, I celebrated. Since then, I always know what she means when she does the sign. Babies just want to be understood – it makes it a lot more fun when we can communicate.”

As she enjoys some chocolate pudding with her mom Jennifer Metcalfe Becker, 1-year-old Penelope uses sign language to ask for “more” – actually, explains her mom, it’s Penelope’s interpretation of the gesture. “Those of you who know American Sign Language realize that the sign for the word ‘more’ is different than what Penelope is doing in this photo,” Becker said. “I believe this is actually the sign for ‘again.’ This was one of the first words she learned and when she put her finger to her palm in the context of wanting more, I celebrated. Since then, I always know what she means when she does the sign. Babies just want to be understood – it makes it a lot more fun when we can communicate.”

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