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Sign language for infants: Signing amounts to less chaos in infant room at YMCA Childcare Center

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By Carolyn Lange

Staff Writer

When meals are served in the infant room of the YMCA Childcare Center, something is missing -- eardrum-breaking noise.

The typical crying, squawking, grunting and clatter of bowls being thrown overboard that one would expect in a room with half a dozen pre-toddlers had been a daily occurrence until a couple years ago. That's when the teachers in the infant room began teaching the children simple sign language to communicate their needs.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
(320) 894-9750
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