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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Sounds like A Good Thing to me. What say you?



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Of course, the first question may be ... why might this be needed?

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-05-15 12:38 AM | Reply

When a kid is being abused, held against their will, scared --------.

#2 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2024-05-15 05:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

everyone should know it.

#3 | Posted by ichiro at 2024-05-15 06:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Tangentially, we have a 16-month-old granddaughter and, through her, our introduction to baby sign language- completely new to my wife and I. And very, very interesting.

#4 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2024-05-15 12:34 PM | Reply

It can't hurt, but it is far more unimportant to teach them to swim. A kid is 10x more likely to drown than get abducted.

#5 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2024-05-16 11:45 PM | Reply

@#5 ... t can't hurt, but it is far more unimportant to teach them to swim. A kid is 10x more likely to drown than get abducted. ...

I do not disagree.

But I also would say that teaching a child to swim should not negate also teaching a child that simple sign language.

We teach our children many things. Messages we hope they carry to the future.

Why should this simple signing not be one of those messages?

And, btw, in my high school, one of the gym classes was swimming in the school's pool. I had no problems in that class, but I did notice that some of my classmates did not have a clue when they were in the water. At the end of the semester, thanks to a patient gym teacher, we all were comfortable in the pool.

YMMV and all that....

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-05-17 12:55 AM | Reply

Yes to all this.

My wife has been teaching our kid to sign by signing every word she teaches him.

It's been very very helpful as pinpointing what he's saying is much easier when you have a garbled word paired with a mostly correct sign.

Without it I'd have thought my kid was constantly saying s%#^ were he not signing sit or zip or this ...

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2024-05-17 11:23 AM | Reply

Kids can sign before they can talk. Parents who aren't --------- know this.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2024-05-17 11:29 AM | Reply

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