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Signing With Babies And Children: an Experience that will Leave you Speechless

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

an Experience that will Leave you Speechless

Baby Sign Language is not only about a few signs that you can learn and then teach your child. That is what I learned on my recent trip
, to my homeland, Israel. During my visit, I visited a fascinating children museum exhibit! The walls were monochromatic. The rooms were bare and sparsely furnished. Our museum guide was completely silent.
Sign Language and a museum?! What do they have to do with each other?!
Sign Language is easy to learn. Well, would you believe it was one of the most integrative and amazing museum visits I and my kids have ever experienced? The exhibit is called 'Dialogue in Silence.' Can you guess what was the theme? As you guessed, the tour explores the world of a deaf or hearing-impaired person. This tour's goal is to give the visitor the real experience of how it feels to be deaf or hearing impaired. It is a true hands-on
exhibit. So, how can you really empathize with a deaf person? The answer is --- experience what he or she feels… The SILENCE.

Let the Sign Shine,

Etel Leit, M.S.


My Baby Details said...

I absolutely was intrigued by this poster and subsequently moved by the experience you shared, Etel. What a great museum to attend as you were in Israel!

Thank you for always sharing what you have been able to experience and learn through signing!

SignShine said...

Thank you Shawna. I wish we had the exhibit here in America.
Let the Sign Shine,

Etel Leit, M.S.
Founder & Owner

msmara said...

Incredible! Intrigued by this progressive children’s museum exhibit, I clicked on the ‘Dialogue in Silence’ to see where it would lead me, and I was pleasantly surprised! There was a wonderful video that made me smile. I felt a connection to the moment that the people were all sharing.

The video consists of a few scenes of an interactive exhibit called “Scenes of Silence: An exhibition on non-verbal communication” at the Provianthaus Rendsburg, Germany. It was remarkable to see people together, communicating only with their bodies. The energy exchange is at such a different level when there are no words, just movement.

Thank you for sharing this experience! I hope to see more non-verbal exhibits, performances, and shows. The concept is exceptional. The best part is that it is not limited, the world can benefit from non-verbal connection!