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NEW Signing Time Sentences: Let’s Get Started

Are you ready to take your signing to the next level? With Baby Signing Time and Signing Time you learn more than 1,000 signs. Now with Signing Time Sentences, you’ll learn how to put those signs together to start having conversations in American Sign Language (ASL). In this episode, you’ll learn how to: introduce yourself to others ask questions, express preferences use classifiers to represent objects get and use name signs use finger spelling use numbers 1-20 and more! Preview Use coupon code: sentences and receive Free US Shipping! See Details – Ends Monday 12/7 Shop Now

In the News: Rachel gives Hawkeye a helping, signing hand

Rachel Coleman on the set of Rachel & the TreeSchoolers The archer superhero’s hearing loss inspires and resonates with readers. By Michael McFall  | The Salt Lake Tribune Marvel’s archer superhero Hawkeye, who recently lost his hearing, got a helping hand from an empathetic Utah mother, Rachel Coleman, whose own daughter is deaf, too. Hawkeye, whose real name is Clint Barton, damaged his hearing years ago in a fight and wore hearing aids for a while. That eventually was written out of the comics — which the current writer of the Hawkeye series, Matt Fraction, felt was a shame. The …

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Call for Research Volunteers in Utah

Dear Signing Time Families, A research team from Brigham Young University is looking for young volunteers for a new study about how deaf and hard of hearing children learn language. They will apply their findings to exciting new educational tools like Signglasses to help deaf children learn to read. Details appear below. If you can help, contact Nathan Bench at byumristudy@byu.edu. -Rachel Volunteer Requirements Currently 8-10 years Born deaf or became deaf before age 2 Willing and able to undergo an MRI Does not have cochlear implants (due to strong magnetic field MRI emits) Can travel to BYU, Provo for a one-hour research session Research Purpose Our new …

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Marvel writer dedicates new issue to Leah

by Rachel Coleman, co-creator of Signing Time A new issue of Marvel Comics is being released today. And it’s dedicated to Leah! I am off to buy issues of it right now. Here’s the story of how this happened: I met Matt Fraction, a writer for Marvel, at a Signing Time concert in Portland in 2012. Over brunch, Matt shared that he was fascinated as his son Henry began signing with Signing Time. He was struck by the similarities in the way I tell stories visually in American Sign Language and the way he tells stories visually through comics. Deaf …

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Viewers Like YOU Make the Call: How Your Support Makes Quality Programming Happen

By Colleen Brunetti, M.Ed., C.H.C Take one company with a long history of producing high quality children’s media; legions of fans who ask, beg, and demand for “MORE Signing Time, PLEASE!”; an idea of bringing high quality media to television in the form of Rachel & the TreeSchoolers; and you would think it was a match made in heaven. Unfortunately, TV executives took a look at the pilot episode of Rachel & the TreeSchoolers and deemed it “too educational for television”. (Yes, this really happened!) Now, if you know Rachel Coleman (and her team), you know that the answer NO, isn’t exactly …

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Teaching Children About Other Cultures

By Colleen Brunetti, M.Ed., C.H.C   Our world is truly a global village! This phenomenon makes it easy and fun to introduce your children to other cultures from all over the globe. Fostering an appreciation for other cultures not only expands children’s borders, but also begins to lay an important foundation for tolerance and understanding of others who are not like us, or live differently than we do. Our world can always use a little more of that.   If your child is old enough, choose a country of focus and find it on the map or look at some …

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Two Little Hands Holiday Buyers Guide

Shopping for moms, kids, or teachers? This years guide features the signs, concepts, and songs taught on each video to help you make your selections. If you’re shopping for infants and toddlers , take a look at the Baby Signing Time and Potty Time products. Oh, and Baby Hopkins makes a perfect stocking stuffer! If you need a gift for a preschooler, we suggest Rachel & the TreeSchoolers. If there’s a mom or dad on your list, consider a local Signing Time class. And teachers love Signing Time Gift Cards. Happy holidays! View Complete Buyer Guide or Shop by Categories …

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Helping Children Show Gratitude

By Colleen Brunetti, M.Ed., C.H.C   We recently wrote about teaching children the concept of gratitude. While much of that article centered on what you can do to model and encourage the concept of gratitude, we turn now to helping your children express the gratitude they are learning to notice and feel.   Here are some ideas to get you started!   1) Write thank-you notes: This is the old fashioned skill that never goes out of style.  Whether it is birthdays, holidays, or just the occasional nice gesture your child can be thankful for, encourage them to write and …

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Your Child Filmed in an Upcoming Show!

Our 30-day Kickstarter campaign was a complete success. On August 14th, we raised over 400% of our goal! Together we successfully funded production on Rachel & The TreeSchoolers Episodes 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6! Thank you for making a difference in children’s media and thank you for supporting educational television!   While the official campaign ended, we are offering one of our most requested reward for a limited time with limited quantities.   $550  – Reserve a Spot for Your Child to be Filmed in an Upcoming Show! Your child will be added to our list of children to …

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4 Signs That Educational TV Is Totally Dead

This is an excerpt from an article published at cracked.com. Please note that this is not a family-friendly site. Click through to the site and this article at your own discretion.    4 Signs That Educational TV Is Totally Dead By David Christopher Bell, August 12, 2013 It’s hard to believe now, but there was a brief moment in history when the idea of “educational television” was a godsend for a world being sullied by the two-headed demon temptress of MTV and Skinemax. Yes, back in the early years of cable, there were entire channels devoted to educating the masses: …

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