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Teach your baby to sign

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PASCO, Wash.- Imagine your baby telling you when it's hungry or tired without crying.

One Kennewick woman says babies can communicate long before they can talk.

Athena Schepmoes teaches a baby sign language class at the Pasco Senior Center.

She says her daughters were signing months before their first words, and says signing actually improved their verbal vocabulary as well.

"Signing really helps those early literacy skills it makes it something that's engaging. Instead of just looking at a picture. You can sign it and they can sign back to you. So it's that communication. That two way communication," says Athena.

If you'd like to register for Athena's "Rise and Sign" class click here.