My Mom got a book for The Squad a while back. It is sign language for babies. There are actually a couple of books in the series and we have two. It’s not standard American sign language, but they are great for really young kids who haven’t learned how to talk yet. The kids love these books and we read them all the time, and we all do the signs along with the babies in the book.
The sign for “dog” in this book is just sticking your tongue out and panting. The Goon Squad has perfected this one (along with the sign for “ice cream” which also involves sticking your tongue out).
Anyway, we’ve been watching the Baby Einstein video called “Neighborhood Animals” this week. The main character is a puppet of a dog. Claudia has made the connection. Every time the dog puppet comes on the screen or a picture of a dog, or occasionally a cow, Claudia starts panting like she just ran a mile. I’m pretty sure she is going to hyperventilate soon if I don’t pick another DVD.