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Family Holiday Traditions

by Mikayla McLaws  Perhaps there are new holiday traditions you want to start. My family is going through this right now. My husband and I have one son who is almost 2 years old, and we want to start some traditions in our own little family. Growing up, both of our families had many traditions that I hold dear to my heart. So, we are trying to find some things that we both enjoy doing and that our children can grow up to appreciate and look forward to, just as our parents did for us. Thinking back on my childhood, …

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How to Sign CHRISTMAS in ASL

Sign Christmas in American Sign Language Watch the Video Click image below to play. Free QuickTime Player required.   Download the Flash Card Click the image below and then save the PDF to your computer. Use your printer settings to modify the color and size of your printed flash card.   Learn More! You get the Complete Signing Time Christmas 2-DVD + CD Set with a My Signing Time Subscription. Subscriptions give you access to every video that Two Little Hands has produced, along with music, ebooks, guides, and more. You also get our newest show, Rachel & Me – a heartwarming …

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Thank You for Sign It ASL!

We found out my son was deaf in his right ear when he finally graduated from the NICU at our children’s hospital when he was three months old. We decided then and there to learn as much as we could of sign language and give Finn every opportunity. I discovered quickly that our local resources for learning ASL were fairly limited. I checked out every video and book I could find at the library, bought a few Signing Time DVDs, and hunted online for free lessons to expand our vocabulary. Because of my son’s multiple strokes in the first week …

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Thank you, Signing Time!

When we started learning Sign Language from Signing Time with our children over 16 years ago our goal was to offer early communication to our children. Our children have experienced several benefits from using sign language such as fewer tantrums, early/advanced reading skills, and a love for learning. We have used sign language to communicate during a movie, at church, and even when my children are on the bench during their hockey games. My oldest daughter has continued to learn sign language in High School and has been able to use it while at work to communicate with Deaf patrons. …

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Baby Sign Language – Thanksgiving Signs!

It’s Thanksgiving this week and a perfect time to learn some new sign with your little one! With this family-oriented time of year, it’s a nice time to learn some associated signs as you get ready for the holidays. Help your child get excited too as they learn with you! ASL Sign For TURKEY Turkey is a must for Thanksgiving. Teach your child to sign this Thanksgiving stable by making forming your right hand into a fist, straightening out your pointer finger and thumb. This is the same sign for the letter “Q”. Place your fist under your chin and …

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Grateful for Signing Time!

When we started learning Sign Language from Signing Time with our children over 16 years ago our goal was to offer early communication to our children. Our children have experienced several benefits from using sign language such as fewer tantrums, early/advanced reading skills, and a love for learning. We have used sign language to communicate during a movie, at church, and even when my children are on the bench during their hockey games. My oldest daughter has continued to learn sign language in High School and has been able to use it while at work to communicate with Deaf patrons. …

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The Importance of Sign Language

On September 7, 2018, Rachel Coleman was featured on California’s Fox40 TV with Simone. Rachel shared the importance of children leaning sign language and how it can benefit them. The interview was interpreted live in American Sign Language by Christie O’Neill, who is also a Master Signing Time Instructor.

Thank you for Sign It!

Thank you so much for providing this resource! We started learning “baby signs” when my oldest daughter was a baby. She loves sign language! Our second daughter was diagnosed with hearing loss and got BAHA hearing aids around 1 year old. So I applied for Sign It and started learning ASL. My older daughter loves watching Signing Time and watching me doing Sign It. We enjoy the lesson style with stories. For the quizzes, I let her guess what is being signed. I find it really helpful when Rachel explains what the sign looks like, or why it is what …

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Does Baby Sign Language Reduce Tantrums?

What Causes Tantrums Dealing with tantrums can be overwhelming and disheartening. The frustration and heightened emotions that result from tantrums often bring unintended discord between you and your child. These fits can lead to a lack of sleep, the embarrassment of a public temper tantrum, and more woes that come along with this frustration. But at the heart of most outbursts are the child’s own frustration at their inability to communicate with you. Avoid laughing at or being indifferent with your child as they express their frustration. They are likely trying to communicate with you and don’t understand why they …

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7 Awesome Benefits of Baby Sign Language

  Baby sign language is extremely beneficial to you, your child, and your relationship. As you learn to effectively communicate together through simple signs and gestures you will have the opportunity to grow closer, learn a new skill together, better understand each other, and the cognitive benefits for your child are almost innumerable. Babies have the necessary motor skills needed to learn basic signals and actions months before their first birthday. When your child is better able to communicate with you, you can reduce their frustration (and your own), boost their confidence, help jump-start their language skills and brain development, …

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