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I approve of this modern fad for teaching signing to children in places of childcare and education.

Charles has been demonstrating his school "Christmas songs" to me, complete with signing.
Nicholas can communicate "food", "nappy", "please/thankyou", "full", "more", "sleepy" and (as I just discovered) "cuddles".

It's not that we don't have toddler communication frustrations daily - but it makes the basics So. Much. Easier. I tried teaching myself signing for Charles, without much obvious success. The nursery staff are much more consistent and so both Nico and I have learned to be.

Date: 2013-11-30 11:14 (UTC)
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That's fantastic! How old are they?

Date: 2013-11-30 12:14 (UTC)
andrewducker: (Default)
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Thank you, that's really useful. (I'm making notes for an indeterminate point in the future)

Date: 2013-11-30 21:11 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jae
It really is such a wonderful practical solution to a communication problem, isn't it?

My only concern is that parents and children alike will think they actually speak a signed language, and that what Deaf people do with their language is like what these children and parents do. But it's worthwhile regardless.



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