browser icon
You are using an insecure version of your web browser. Please update your browser!
Using an outdated browser makes your computer unsafe. For a safer, faster, more enjoyable user experience, please update your browser today or try a newer browser.

Sign Language – children’s current interest

Posted by on 7 June 2012

Ever since we introduced Sign Language in New Zealand Sign Language Week, our children have continued to learn and discover this beautiful language. The teaching staff have been providing more learning opportunities for them to help further explore this new area of interest. For example, we learnt to sign our memory verses, we learnt different children songs by signing and we continued our learning in signing alphabets, numbers, and colours. Through these activities, children developed a perception of themselves as capable of acquiring new skills and abilities (Te Whāriki, Contribution, Goal 2, 1996) as they continue their journey in learning a language that is different from their own. Little Kiwis will support and extend children’s current interest of Sign Language by engaging them in meaningful activities, such as possibly taking them to visit special needs centres. This will help them gain awareness of links between their learning experience of Sign Language within and beyond the centre setting (Te Whāriki, Belonging, Goal 1, 1996) when they reach out to the community to have face to face encounters with hearing-impaired children.

Comments are closed.