A while back, I had a sore throat that was too painful for me to even speak. So Twin thought of a great way for the two of us to communicate: American Sign Language! While we didn't exactly get down a lot of actual words, we have mastered the alphabet. We have signed our way through birthdays, holidays, and even when we have something to say without other people "listening in".
I've also noticed that parents who do have twins are teaching them sign language at an early age, so they can communicate before they're able to speak. I find that fascinating mostly because that means that no matter where they are in life or even if they are unable to speak, they will always have a way of communicating their thoughts.
Would you teach your children American Sign Language? If you already have, how well did they take to it?
Sign Language Among Twins » Permalink | Tuesday, February 5, 2013