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January 5, 2003

Baby Sign Language

From: KTUL, OK - 05 Jan 2003

Tulsa - If you want to head off temper tantrums, start teaching your baby sign language.

While most commonly associated with hearing loss, sign language is helping babies and toddlers communicate with their moms and dads.

"My First Signs", a sign language video developed by a mom of a deaf child, teaches kids key words like milk, food and more.

According to research, little ones who learn to sign have fewer temper tantrums because they have a way to communicate without the frustration of knowing what they want but lacking the language skills to say it.

Copyright 2003 KTUL, Inc.