PLANO (CBSDFW.COM) – A Plano school is teaching preschoolers sign language, to better prepare them for math and reading. TLC School, a private academy, started the program this year. Several studies link sign language with high vocabularies and better math scores later in life.READ MORE: Laredo Border Patrol Officers Seize Methamphetamine Worth More Than Half A Million Dollars
In a short time, students have learned how to sign words like play, milk and outside.
“They’ve picked it up great. My three-year-old, he’s pretty versed in it,” says parent Phillip Senteney.
Teachers say the program is getting full support from the parents.READ MORE: Gardening 101: Seed Bombs
“Of course, you always have those parents who are a little skeptical, but they’re all on board now,” says teacher Laetitia Lavie.
“It’s everyday that she’s bringing home another word or phrase,” says parent Amity Elliott.
For now, the four-year-olds are only bringing home new words. But these students are expected to one day bring home better grades by turning the world’s oldest language into its newest educational tool.MORE NEWS: Anna Police Investigating Crash That Killed 22-Year-Old Man
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