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