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Baby Sign Language – 6:15


YOUR MONDAY, SO FAR SO GOOD WITH YOUR MORNING COMMUTE. MIMI PEARCE WILL HAVE AN UPDATE SOON. FIRST AS MY BABY GIRL HARPER APPROACHES ONE MONTH, WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE.>>Julia: COMMUNICATING WITH CHILDREN YOUNGER AND YOUNGER WITH BABY SIGN LANGUAGE. CARLOS IS HERE WITH HOW IT’S HELPING PARENTS ALL OVER THE STATE.>>IMAGINE BEING ABLE TO TALK TO HARPER WHEN SHE’S SIX MONTHS OLD USING BABY SIGN LANGUAGE. I FOUND A FEW TODDLERS HERE IN INDY WHO ARE MAKING SIGN LANGUAGE LOOK LIKE CHILD’S PLAY.>>MEET ALEX, HE’S 14 MONTHS OLD, HE CAN TELL YOU WHEN HE WANTS MORE FRUIT. HE CAN LET YOU KNOW WHEN HE WANTS MORE MILK. FINE WITH TELLING YOU WHEN HE’S HUNGRY. AND WHEN HE WANTS HIS FAVORITE BALL HE’LL ASK FOR ASSISTANCE.>>DO YOU NEED HELP?>>HE ACCOMPLISHES ALL THIS WITH BABY SIGN LANGUAGE, ALL TAUGHT TO HEM BY ASHLEY ROBINSON WHO IS KNOWN AS MISS ASHLEY.>>I’VE BEEN SIGNING SINCE I WAS A SOPHOMORE IN HIGH SCHOOL.>>WHEN SHE HAD KID OF HER OWN SHE STARTED LOOKING FOR BABY SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES. WHEN SHE COULDN’T FIND ANY, SHE STARTED HER OWN.>>IT HELPS WITH FRUSTRATION, INCREASING LANGUAGE NEEDS, INCREASING MOMENTS WHERE THERE’S A CHAOTIC FEELING, EVENING IT OUT, MAKING THINGS MORE PEACEFUL.>>ALLISON’S MOM STARTED BRINGINGAL ALESTAIR WHEN HE WAS 6 MONTHS OLD.>>ONCE THEY’RE 2, TWO AND A HALF THEY CAN PICK UP SIGNS QUICKER.>>HE’S ALSO GETTING SIGN LANGUAGE FROM HIS BIG SISTER.>>CALLED PEER MODELING. THAT’S A GREAT WAY FOR KIDS TO LEARN.>>IT NOT ONLY BRINGS SIBLINGS CLOSER TOGETHER –>>I FEEL LIKE IT HAD SUCH AN AMAZING IMPACT FOR MY CHILDREN, HOPEFULLY MORE PEOPLE WILL DO BABY SIGN LANGUAGE.>>WE HAVE A LINK TO HER FACEBOOK PAGE ON WTHR.COM. COMING UP IN 30 MINUTES WE’LL HEAR FROM PARENTS. THE HECK WITH THE KID! WHAT DO THE PARENTS THINK OF BABY SIGN LANGUAGE. YOU SAW THE DAUGHTER AND SIBLING. MY KIDS SIGN TO EACH OTHER, WHAT ARE THEY TALKING ABOUT, SO FREAKY!>>TALKING ABOUT DAD!>>EVEN THIS WEEKEND, MY 15 MONTH OLD ASKED FOR HER MILK AND GAVE IT TO HER, SHOW WENT LIKE THAT, THANK YOU. YOU CAN TEACH YOUR KIDS MANNER AS WELL.>>SIX MONTHS OF AGE, BUT HOW QUICKLY THEY CHANGE FROM WHEN THEY’RE BORN TO SIX MONTHS IS INCREDIBLE. OUR PEDIATRICIAN TOLD US CRYING IS OKAY, IT’S THE ONLY WAY TO COMMUNICATE WHEN THEY’RE A NEWBORN, BUT AT SIX MONTHS TO LEARN THIS, AND THE TEACHER SAYS IT REDUCES FRUSTRATION, THEY CAN TELL YOU WHAT THEY WANT AT A VERY YOUNG AGE BEFORE THEY SPOKE.>>Julia: CARLOS, LISTEN!

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