This is the adorable moment a deaf three-year-old began teaching her 17-month-old siblings sign language.
In the cute footage, Amelia Morales can be seen flicking through a variety of animals on her parents’ iPad while carrying out the necessary hand actions to her bemused twin brothers, Benton and Conan.
As well as going through the necessary hand actions, Amelia, 3, also decided to take some to the next level, pretending to bite her brothers for the likes of tiger and snake.
Amelia has built up an amazing repertoire of animals in just a few years, including moose, zebra, alligator, rhino and monkey.
According to Amelia’s parents, Jennifer and Jorge, who live in Missouri, the youngster could read and answer finger spelling when she was just 14 months.
Younger son Conan is also hard of hearing.
Jennifer, 41, who captured the moment on May 31, said: “It is very important for young children with any type of hearing loss to learn how to communicate through sign language.
“I know some parents who even taught their hearing babies sign language because it’s been proven that acquiring two languages at a young age helps with brain development.
“Bilingual children learn faster than those who are not.
“It is even more vital for deaf or hard of hearing children to know sign language – if not, they get behind and miss out on a lot.”
Story courtesy of T&T Creative Media