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How To Learn Sign Language

Indiana parents rave about baby sign language


GLAD YOU’RE JOINING US ON SUNRISE ON THIS MONDAY.>>>THERE’S A GROWING TREND HELPING PARENTS COMMUNITY WITH YOUNGER CHILDREN.>>Julia: IMAGINE KNOWING YOUR KID WAS HUNGRY OR TIRED WITHOUT SAYING A WORD! CARLOS IS HERE THIS MORNING WITH THE INDIANA PARENTS WHO ARE RAVING ABOUT NEW BABY SIGN LANGUAGE.>>WE’VE BEEN DOING IT WITH OUR KIDS THE LAST THREE YEARS. WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT, THERE’S SOME DEBATE ABOUT WHETHER TEACHING YOUR KIDS SIGN LANGUAGE WILL MAKE THEM SPEAK AT A YOUNGER AGING. SOME DEBATE ABOUT THAT. MOST PARENTS WILL GRIE THAT BABY SIGN LANGUAGE CUTS DOWN ON TANTRUMS AND BRINGS YOU CLOSER TO YOUR CHILDREN. IN ONE CASE, THEY CAN LET YOUR CHILD KNOW IF YOUR CHILD REALLY LOVES BOOKS.>>IT ALLOWED THEM TO REALIZE THEIR DAUGHTER MAD LINE REFERRED BOX OVER MILK BECAUSE THE FIRST THING SHE SIGNED WAS –>>FIRST THING WAS BOOK.>>SECOND SIGN WAS MILK.>>HER ABILITY TO SIGN THE WORD BOOK HELPED AVOID A POTENTIAL TANTRUM IN FRONT OF THE WHOLE FAMILY.>>SHE WAS STARTING TO GET UPSET UPSET, SHE’S SETTING THERE, OUT OF NOWHERE SHE STARTED SIGNING BOOK. THERE WERE NO BOOKS AROUND. I GOT HER A BOOK AND SHE FLIPPED THROUGH, HAPPY AS COULD BE. HAD THAT NOT HAPPENED, SHE WOULD HAVE GOTTEN UPSET. IT’S KNOWS TO LOOK AT HER AND KNOW THAT’S WHAT SHE WANTS.>>DEFINITELY HELPS WITH COMMUNICATION, OBVIOUSLY. SHE CAN’T VOCALIZE A LOT OF WHAT SHE WANTS. WHEN SHE IS UPSET, SHE’S ABLE TO SAY, I’M HUNGRY, VERSUS WHAT DO YOU NEED.>>13 MONTH OLD MED MADELINE HAS BEEN TAKING THE CLASSES FOR A FEW MONTHS, BUT IS ABLE TO PICK UP QUICKLY.>>THIS IS ABOUT TEACHING A FULL LANGUAGE AND YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT WITH FIDELITY, WHICH MEANS EVERY TEAM YOU OFFER THAT MILK OR THAT WATER, YOU SAY THE SIGN. EVERY TIME YOU CHANGE THEIR DIAPER, YOU SAY THE SEEN. YOU’VE GOT TO SAY THE WORD OVER AND OVER AND OVER.>>BABY SEEN LANGUAGE CAN LET THEM KNOW WHAT SHE’S DREAMING ABOUT.>>WHEN SHE WAKES UP, SHE’S LITERALLY SIGNING.>>WITH HER EYES CLOSED.>>SHE LOVES HER BOOK.>>YOU CAN SEE — SHE’S SUCH A CUTIE. I’M GOING TO TEACH YOU SOME SIGNS! THIS IS FOR YOU, WITH THE BABY AT HOME.>>NUMBER ONE IS MEDICAL. SO MILK IS THIS. IF THEY WANT MILK, IT’S TWO!>>GIVE ME MILK, I NEED MILK.>>MORE, YOU’VE GOT TO KNOW MORE. MORE IS VERY IMPORTANT, OKAY. THAT’S MORE. ALL DONE, I’M ALL DONE.>>AND THIS IS ONE THAT YOU’RE — THIS IS GOOD FOR ANOTHER SENSE, IS LOOP, OKAY, LOOPY DIAPER.>>YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE THINGS — YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE BABIES THAT WE HAVE, THAT’S MORE RIGHT THERE, BABY SIGN LANGUAGE WE HAVE THERE AS WELL. THAT WAS MORE AND THEN YOU CAN SEE THAT THAT’S ALL DONE, RIGHT THERE, SO YOU CAN SO SHE’S SAYING ALL DONE. AND THEN WE HAD MILK BEFORE. YOU CAN SEE MILK RIGHT THERE YOU CAN SEE THOSE ARE SOME OF THE SIGN LANGUAGES. IF YOU HAVE A LOOPY DIAPER, IT’S THE — WHEN OUR DAUGHTER DOES THIS, I’M LIKE HONEY, HONEY? OLGA, WE’VE GOT A PROBLEM.>>ALL RIGHT, CARLOS, REALLY INTERESTING, MAYBE YOU AND –>>I LOVE THIS. THAT WAS AMAZING SEEING THAT LITTLE GIRL, 13 MONTHS, HOW ESTABLISHED SHE WAS.>>ONLY BEEN DOING IT TWO MONTHS. THAT’S RATHER, SHE PICKED IT UP QUICK. IT WILL TAKE TIME, PATIENCE.>>BOOKS OVER FOOD!>>HOW ABOUT SCHOOL, WE’RE ALL

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