Here you’ll find information about using New Zealand Sign Language with your children. 

Visual Communication

 Ways to get your little one’s attention and helpful tips to communicate visually.

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Developing Literacy Skills

Find out how to share stories and start developing your child’s literacy skills.

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Further Information

More reading on sign language and deaf children.

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First Signs Vocabulary booklet

A book of useful vocabulary for young ones and their families


NZSL and Us

A short series of videos about NZSL and families produced by Deaf Children NZ

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What is NZSL?

New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) is the natural language of the Deaf community in New Zealand, learn…

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Communication Tips

Some tips to ease communication with Deaf people

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