Did you know that the custom of knocking on wood to ward off bad luck originates in the belief some cultures have about the spirits that surround us?
Forming a circle with the thumb and index finger touching and other fingers point up (meaning OK): In Brazil, it is an obscene gesture.
We all use gestures all the time (but so be careful when travelling abroad as they might not mean the same thing!)
Sign language is not universal, there are many different forms. Here in the UK we mainly use British Sign language and Makton. Even though gestures have been around for centuries, sign language has not be around that long.
I use basic Makaton with C just to reinforce single words, a whole sentence is too much for him. When C was young I bought him a Nursery Makaton video which was a great hit and he wore out 3 tapes!!
The “in thing” here is to take your baby/toddler to baby signing classes. My sister took me to a class with my young nephew so I could see what it was all about! I will refrain from passing comment!!!