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Babies Sing With Their Hands

Even babies that can't talk can sing with their hands.

Even babies that can't talk can sing with their hands.

Friday, April 2, 2010 17:19 GMT

PORTLAND, Ore. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Babies who haven’t mastered talking can still sing along to nursery rhymes.

Tykes who can only say “goo-goo gaga” can use their hands to sing with Kindermusik with Angie’s special program, Sing & Sign.

The kiddie classes start Wednesday (Apr. 7) in Portland, Oregon, and will teach parents and their babies how to chime nursery rhymes using sign language.

Creator and instructor Angie Janson says the class combines music and American Sign Language lessons, which will allow moms and dads to communicate with their children at a very early age.

Kids as young as six months who can’t even talk yet are taught how to tell their parents when they’re hungry, thirsty, or need a diaper change, in the fun, interactive environment.

Janson says, “One of the best ways to draw a child into learning sign language is through what they love: Songs and play.”