Baby learns to sign “cereal” in sign language

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Hand Shape: pointer finger with right hand
Location: at chin
Tip: as if there is cereal on your chin
Action: wiggle your finger by bending and opening it from right to left across your chin
Video transcript: Hi and welcome to Sign Baby Sign. This week’s word is cereal.

It is easy for the whole family to incorporate this sign because cereal is eaten by infants, children, and adults.  Start using this sign with visuals by holding the cereal box while signing, “Want cereal?”.  You could also change it up by signing, “Which cereal?” as you show both boxes allowing them to choose.  Encourage them to sign cereal back in their answer.  Be sure to watch the video blog for more helpful hints in teaching this sign.  Get your flash card set to post around the kitchen for more food signs. Now for a little background on cereal.

Kellogg’s Invention-Granola

Did you know that in 1876 Kellogg invented a food he called granola from wheat, oats and corn that had been mixed, baked and ground up? In 1894, he and his brother invented the first precooked flaked cereal; it was called Granose and could only be ordered by mail. Could you imagine only being able to order your cereal by mail? Now there are about 19 major companies that make what we know as cereal today. From Kellogg’s to General Mills from Frosted Flakes to Trix. Cheers to a modern day breakfast and thanks to the Kellogg brothers!

Here is my personal favorite:

Healthiest Protein Granola Bar Recipe

½ cp peanut butter
½ cp (organic) applesauce
1 Tb olive oil
½ tsp sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cp agave
¼ cp wheat germ
1 ½ cp rolled oats
½ cp protein powder (vanilla or choc)
Optional: Add dried fruit, chopped nuts, and/or Cacao chocolate chips for added sweetness.

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a bowl, blend, then add to a greased baking pan. Bake for 30m on 350. Let sit 10m then cut into squares while it’s still warm. Refrigerate up to 2 weeks or freeze for extended time. Double the recipe to have more to share.

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