It’s Summer time and Hopkins is packing a bag and ready for adventure! Join Signing Time fans and Signing Time Academy Instructors worldwide as we take Hopkins traveling with us!   Ready, Set, Hop! Hopkins’ adventures begin now and they will continue all summer. Pull out a map, and follow his travels with your family! He will be hopping all over the world! Where is he going? To find out, follow the hashtag #WhereIsHopkins on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media outlets. As he travels, his helpers will post photos and information about the places he visits! You and …

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Why Does My Child Have Tantrums? How Can I Deal With the Tantrums?

As a parent, you will not escape your child having a tantrum, meltdown, or emotional outburst. Helping your child learn to regulate emotions is a normal part of development. For parents, it is important to understand why tantrums occur, how to respond, or how to respond to them effectively. These can be even harder to understand when they occur past the expected developmental “terrible twos”. Keep in mind for some children there may be underlying causes such as learning disabilities, sensory processing issues, ADHD, and/or being on the autism spectrum. Why does my child have tantrums? Many parents have a different classification …

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How to Start Potty Training

There are endless ways to go about potty training. From diaperless babies, potty training boot camp, to waiting for signs of readiness, to pull-ups or underwear or commando… parents actually have a lot of decisions to make when embarking on potty training! In short, these programs (which you often purchase) promise that with a determined attitude, solid plan, hard work, and an intense few days, you can have a fully potty trained toddler, often in three days (or less!). But does this method work? And is it best for kids? The answer, much like the choices described above, completely depends on the kiddo and …

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5 Mistakes You’re Making When Signing With Your Baby

By Colleen Brunetti, M.Ed., C.H.C. The decision to sign with your baby is a smart one. In fact, research has shown that signing with children from infancy to right through the time speech develops – and beyond- can contribute to improvements in IQ and language development in amazing ways. But is there a right and wrong way to get started? Here are five common pitfalls families face when signing with Baby. 1. Listening to the nay-sayers: I hear it all the time, “My mother-in-law says she’ll never speak if I sign!” or “My son’s daycare provider says signing delays language! …

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3 Ways YOU Can Make a Difference Today

Today is Giving Tuesday. Here are three easy ways you can give the gift of communication and connection to those who need it most. #1 – Support ALL Foundation Programs Together, we can reach our $500,000 goal making SignIt ASL lessons available for FREE to families in the U.S. who are raising children who have Down syndrome, ages 36 months and under! (Did you know? We already offer SignIt ASL Lessons for FREE to families in the US raising children with any level of hearing loss, ages 36 months and under through Support All Signing Time Foundation Programs #2 – Support SignIt ASL Your donation will help us create …

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Oh the Places We’ve Been – Thank You For Signing with Us

Words can not express the amazing experiences over the last 14 years. Our hearts are full as we read the for the hundreds of emails, reviews, and letters we receive. It has been a privilege to met so many of you at playgroups, speaking engagements, concerts and other events. YOU our part of our Signing Time Families. In 2002, Rachel Coleman and her sister Emilie created the first Signing Time video to help their friends and family members learn sign language so they could communicate with Rachel’s daughter, Leah, who is deaf.  We have been so blessed to see how …

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Sign of the Week – Boy

It’s Tuesday… here’s your sign of the week! This Week’s Featured Sign: Boy Watch the Video (Click the Image Below to Play) Free QuickTime Player required [powerpress url=”″ image=””] Download the Flashcard (click on the image. The file contains a few color and black-and-white options. Print according to your needs.)   This week’s sign comes from Signing Time Volume 3 – Everyday Signs Alex, Leah, and host Rachel Coleman teach ASL signs for the things you see, do and experience every day. Created for ages 1-8 but enjoyed by all! Available only on DVD. Close-Captioned. Approximate run time: 30 minutes, …

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Baby Signing Time Success Story

Baby sign language benefits children – and parents. The following video about Anna caught our attention on Instagram and we were given permission to share it with you. Anna has been learning American Sign Language by watching Baby Signing Time videos. It’s been so helpful for communication and lessening frustrations.  mariahbabcock#annaelizabeth had been signing like crazy, recently. She learned these signs from watching Baby Signing Time videos just a few times a week.  [youtube]  

We are grateful for each of you! 

Add your gratitude hands to our Signing Time Turkey. For every hand received, Signing Time will donate $1 to the Signing Time Foundation through November 30, 2017. Trace your hand onto construction paper, and cut out. Write your name on the palm, and what you’re thankful for on the fingers. Mail your completed hands to: Two Little Hands Productions 870 East North Union Ave Midvale, UT 84047 Download the Thankful Turkey Hand-y Craft Donate Directly to the Signing Time Foundation

Shop Small Business Saturday and Support Signing Time Academy Instructors

We are proud to support the Annual Small Business Saturday® on November 25th, 2017. Did you know that each of the Signing Time Academy Instructors are independent small business owners? Instructors teach classes and workshops  for children and parents in their communities. They also sell Signing Time, Baby Signing Time, Rachel & the TreeSchoolers, and Potty Time products, making it easy and convenient for families to build their early learning libraries! Academy Certified Instructors are adults from all walks of life who share a common goal: helping families harness the power of communication with American Sign Language (ASL) signs. Through skillful …

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