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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Babies Sign Swine Flu Symptoms

BOSTON– Baby sign lannguage has grown in popularity in the last 15 years, often used to communicate words like “eat,” “milk” and “more.” Now, a Scottish childcare specialist and author is teaching babies how to use sign language to communicate H1N1 swime flu symptoms.

Yvonne Lavelle is author of the book “Baby and Toddler Signing by Kiddisign,” she’s also founder of the baby sign training company, Kiddisign.  She says that by teaching babies how to sign words like “hot,” “cold, “pain” and “water” children can convey how they’re feeling more directly and will feel less frustration. 

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