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"My children know they have to use sign language with me."
Julie Hochgesang (Gallaudet University): sign language as a first language
Sign language at home
"If I don't know a certain sign, I ask my son."
"I sing Fabian a lullaby using signs, and I noticed that helped me learn signs as well."
Should you even want to learn to sign as a parent, or can your child learn from other deaf people as well?
"Signing has gotten better over the years."
"Guus sometimes helps Sam if he doesn't sign something correctly."
"Those Lotte & Max DVDs are amazing, for both parents and children. They help you learn really quickly."
"They can really babble together in sign language."
Do children learn sign language if their parents use Sign-supported Dutch?
"We often have the computer turned on: the archives of the Handtheater has lots of fun things for the children."
"My parents thought it was important to eat together and talk together."
"I do think signing at home is going to be important to Fabian."
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