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Talk to the Hand

February 26, 2011

Here is an interesting story about a woman who teaches sign language to young children.

Her clientele is the modern parent, too. They’re erudite parents who want to offer their offspring some form of education before they’re even out of diapers. Woolley says her classes are best suited to infants between 6 months and 15 months. The parents are not deaf, nor are the children. These are parents hoping to translate some of that baby babble into meaningful conversation.

Perhaps these parents also want their children to have an advantage over monolingual children as well.

One of the advantages of sign language Ms. Woolley discusses in her interview is that it allows parents to “have a conversation with their 1-year-old.”

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. ollie permalink
    February 27, 2011 6:49 pm

    BTW, Ollie just booked his shit for the NCMR, and I am going to spread TRUNG CHATTER to the whole fubkin universe! Keep Bloggin away,

    peace to Reginald!

    • Trung permalink
      February 27, 2011 7:05 pm

      nice! have a great time there. i appreciate the plug 🙂

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