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Kids Have Fun While Learning Sign Language in Baxter


SIGN LANGUAGE.>>WE ROCK THE SPECTRUM’S KIDS GYM IN BAXTER IS A SENSORY GYM WITH SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT AND ACTIVITIES THAT ADDRESS THE DEVELOPMENTAL REQUIREMENTS OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND OTHER SPECIAL NEEDS, WHILE PROVIDING A FUN AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL KIDS TO LEARN, EXPLORE, BUILD SELF-CONFIDENCE, SELF-AWARENESS AND SELF-ESTEEM. THE GYM RECENTLY STARTED SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES WHERE PEOPLE CAN LEARN THE BASICS OF SIGN LANGUAGE WHILE ALSO HAVING FUN. CHAZ MOOTZ HAS THAT STORY.>>NORMALLY WE ROCK THE SPECTRUM IN BAXTER IS FULL OF HIS HORSING AROUND AND GETTING RID OF SOME ENERGY. THE KIDS GYM IS A SAFE OUTLET FOR KIDS WITH AUTISM TO JUST SIMPLY PLAY AND INTERACT WITH OTHER CHILDREN. HOWEVER, THE GYM HAS RECENTLY BECOME THE HOME TO AN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLASS.>>WE WERE CONTACTED BY ONE OF THE OWNERS OF THE GYM, AND SHE SAID WOULD YOU GUYS MIND COMING OUT, GIVING IT A TRY, MAYBE TEACHING THE KIDS SOME BASIC SIGN LANGUAGE? AND WE FIGURED WHY NOT, LET’S GIVE IT A TRY.>>EVEN AT A YOUNG AGE, CHILDREN IN THE CLASS RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF LEARNING SIGN LANGUAGE.>>I WANT TO KNOW HOW TO DO IT AND I MIGHT MEET A DEAF PERSON AND I WANT THEM TO KNOW MY NAME AND STUFF.>>STARTING OUT SIMPLE AND WITH SIGNS THAT RELATE TO KIDS MAKE THE CLASS A LOT OF FUN.>>WHAT WE’RE DOING TONIGHT IS A SHORT AND SIMPLE CHRISTMAS SONG THAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN HOW TO SAY MERRY CHRISTMAS AS WELL AS COUNT TO TEN AND SAY HELLO AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS. ♪ ♪>>THE MORE PEOPLE THAT KNOW AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE, THE BETTER. EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT AN EXPERT.>>IF YOU GO TO A PLACE WHERE THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND YOU, BUT THEY UNDERSTAND SIGN LANGUAGE, THEY COULD POSSIBLY UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU’RE SAYING.>>IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO THEM, AND IT IS SO UPLIFTING TO THEM TO HAVE THAT COMMUNICATION IN THEIR OWN LANGUAGE.>>FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE HESITANT TO LEARN SIGN LANGUAGE, SOMETIMES ALL IT TAKES IS JUST A TRY.>>THEY WILL APPRECIATE THAT YOU TRIED, SO DON’T EVER HESITATE TO TRY TO COMMUNICATE WITH SOMEONE WHO IS DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING, AND THEY WILL APPRECIATE THAT JUST THAT YOU TRIED.>>AND IN THE CASE OF THE KIDS THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE WE ROCK THE SPECTRUM SIGN LANGUAGE CLASS, TRYING SOMETHING NEW CAN ALSO BE A LOT OF FUN. REPORTING IN BAXTER, CHAZ MOOTZ, LAKELAND NEWS.>>AND MORE CLASSES ARE EXPECTED TO BE AVAILABLE AS THE WORD CONTINUES TO GET OUT ABOUT WE

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