Teaching Children to Sign

Some parent educators are using sign language to help parents communicate with their young children - even those who are not hearing impared.

Darcy Beaver, a sign language instructor from the Blue Valley School District in Overland Park, Kansas, is one such educator. She says that studies have shown that signing with infants and toddlers often reduces their frustration. As a result, the parent-child bond in strengthened and the child's vocabulary is advanced.


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