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Signing, Smiling

I sign with my son. I signed with my daughter. We all have perfectly fine hearing. Why do we sign?

I remember picking up a DVD at the library when my daughter was 12 months old. I thought it sounded fun. I started copying the basic hand symbols taught with simple songs, quickly mastering the content, and gradually added them to our daily routine. Rachel de Azevedo’s “Baby Signing Time” series started my little toddler in the direction of confident communication. It wasn’t long before her signing trailed off in favor of clear, precocious speech! I was glad she had so much persistence in making her needs known because she knew she could be understood.

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