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What Are You Feeling? – Active Learning

Everyone of all ages have feelings and it is important to be able to express and discuss what we are feeling in healthy ways. Talking about our feelings helps us to connect with those we care about. Being aware of our feelings and being able to discuss them can help us avoid or resolve conflicts more naturally and move through difficult feelings more effectively. Signing Time Dictionary Spend a few minutes a day reviewing the signs for feelings. Watch each video and practice the sign. Parent Resources As parents we must understand our own emotions and be comfortable with discussing …

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We love Signing Times!

We love Signing Time!

Signing Time user Brit-Simone from Organic Living Diva wrote a wonderful blog about the benefits of signing with your child. We wanted to share her excellent post with you! Brit-Simone started using sign language with her 6 month old daughter, Skylar. They use Signing Time, Baby Signing Time, and Rachel and the TreeSchoolers programs. Brit-Simone has researched the benefits and scientific reasons why teaching sign language to your baby is such a great idea. From Organic Living Diva: “Skylar talks about the planets in the solar system, how salt dissolves ice, and things like particles and outer space on a …

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What's Next? My Signing Time

What’s Next After Baby Signing Time?

We often get asked what’s next after Baby Signing Time. While all of our shows can be used simultaneously there are also several different options to support your child’s sign vocabulary as well as teaching them the process of learning. Potty Time, Baby Joy Joy, and Signing Time Nursery Rhymes may be used with Baby Signing Time and/or with our preschool programs, Rachel & the TreeSchoolers and Rachel & Me. For Homeschoolers, Preschools, and Child Care Centers we also offer the Signing Time Preschool & Child Care Program that offers a complete curriculum based on the four Baby Signing Time …

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Flower in American Sign Language

Flowers in American Sign Language

Learn how to sign FLOWERS in sign language and keep a look out for nature’s fancy growing things! 1. Sign the singular “flower” (connect all your fingertips together, touch one side of the nose, then the other). To show the plural “flowers”, repeat, touching each side of the nose a couple of more times . 2. This sign looks like you are checking out the smell of several flowers. Use this visual to help you remember the sign. Teaching Tips Teach sign language using favorite children’s books. As you read together, sign words you know – either printed ones or …

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Keep Your Little Ones Actively Learning

Learning can be fun and active. We have some wonderful resources for parents, teachers, and professionals. ALL of the activities use your hands, while most of the activities incorporate signing.that it’s the music that makes Signing Time so special. Our music library is available for purchase at iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Amazon Music and more under Artist Rachel Coleman. Here you’ll find all the lyrics for songs found in each of our videos. Color Alex, Leah, Hopkins and more with Baby Signing Time, Signing Time, and Nursery Rhymes Coloring Pages! Download Free Signing Time Coloring Pages Signing Activities Here are …

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Move & Groove Activities

It is important to keep everyone moving while at home. Encourage movement with signing! Play the Signing Time Move and Groove Game at home. It’s a great indoor or backyard activity. Simply download the game instructions, create your own spinner, or print the flash cards to play! Great for children ages 2-6. PDF: Download this game now Learn the signs for this game: Additional Movement Activities and Crafts Fast or Slow Build a Paper Plate Tambourine Signing Charades Party Game Download other Signing Time Hand-y Crafts

Get the Most Out of My Signing Time

With the recent update to My Signing Time you can now customize your viewing experience for your family! Not only can you continue watching right where you left off, you can now create your own custom playlist. New Playlists We are so excited to offer a variety of playlists that allow for continuous play. The following are the playlists currently offered in the order they appear on My Signing Time. Make sure to click on ‘Show more’ or you will miss out. Free Previews – Check out a sample of what we offer before you sign up. You can also …

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New & Improved My Signing Time

New & Improved My Signing Time

You asked, so we delivered! My Signing Time has been updated and is available now. We are excited and confident that our newly updated app will give you an amazing viewing experience! Here is what’s new: A better user experience with intuitive interface Playlists – create your own, or use our series playlists Music Videos Parent Resources – PDFs, videos, and more. Improved Support – DEVICES: Go to Profile, then Contact Support. COMPUTER OR SMART TV, click on the Help link at the top of the screen. In-app account management More ways to view – Computer, Smart TV, Android, iOS, FireTV, Roku, and Chromecast. Current Subscribers – Your current subscriptions …

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Teaching Children to Be Grateful

Teaching Children to Be Grateful

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Teaching children to be grateful is an abstract skill. Being Grateful, also know as Gratitude, is a warm feeling of appreciation or thankfulness towards specific items, individuals, actions, etc. Learning how to say thank you is the foundation of showing gratitude. It is also an important sign for good manners and the best place to start with teaching gratitude. You can start teaching your child to say “thank you” through American Sign Language from infancy. Start to teach the sign “Thank you” by modeling it. Whenever your child hands you something say, “Oh! Thank you!” and sign “Thank you”. You …

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How to Stop Your Child from Whining

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Why do children whine? Children typically start whining as they develop verbal language. It’s often the only way toddlers express themselves when they are hungry, tired, uncomfortable or don’t want to do something. While whining is very common in toddlers, but by age 3-4, children should be able to use the same words to express themselves with a less whiny voice. Then by age 6-8, children should be able to break the habit completely. Positive Parenting states kids whine, “Because it works!” (For your kids, that is.) When your kids whine and negotiate, they secure a big chunk of …

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