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Santa spreads Christmas cheer around the country by using sign language to communicate with deaf kids


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8 minutes ago, Santa Timothy SC said:

I found this news story this morning and thought I would share  ... 

Santa Spreads Christmas Cheer using sign language

 

Love this, thanks for the share! This is why i have been working on learning some ASL and plan on learning more,  so I can utilize when I need to!

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I personally think sign language (ASL and other countries' own variants) is really something more Santa's could learn. You never know when you might need to use it (either as Santa or otherwise).

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This is great! I’ve decided to attend an ASL training program in the new year. A local association offers a 6 part class (each “part” is 8 weeks long).

The classes are offered sporadically, so it’ll take me years to complete, but it will be a wonderful skill to learn.

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As most know I also sign, I have noticed this season Ive been signing several times every day in the Grotto.  and today I had to have my Elf hold my Night Before Christmas Story book in order that I could sign the story as there were three non verbal children who use sign at the story time session. The three children were mesmerized as for the most part, they only get to sign in school and in home if the parents have took the time to learn to sign.

We had a wonderful conversation afterwards.

Some of the other children also asked what we were doing, so I spent some time teaching them some basic Christmas signs

All Santa;s should sign, thus empowering children and making the magic inclusive .

Go for it!!

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