Our Signing Family

Hopkins Travels #WhereIsHopkins

Hopkins has traveled to Seoul Korea, Japan, Canada, Germany, and all over the United States. From helping in the Two Little Hands office and warehouse during our $10 DVD sale, to homework with a friend, Hopkins has been very busy since Memorial Day. Signing Time families have taken him on road trips, hiking, to play at the park, and more. Your local Signing Time Academy Instructors have kept Hopkins busy at summer camps, field trips, classes, story times, and family vacations. How can I follow all of Hopkins travels? We have made it easy with the hashtag #WhereIsHopkins. As you and your kids follow Hopkins, you can learn about geography, …

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#WhereIsHopkins #WhereIsLeah

Leah is home from college for the summer and helping out in the office.  Hopkins showed up to help too! They will be packing your $10 DVD Sale order and putting it in the mail. Check your box when it arrives. You might just find an autographed DVD 🙂 Grab your official Signing Time Plush Hopkins and join Signing Time fans and Signing Time Academy Instructors worldwide as we take Hopkins traveling with us! Post pictures of Hopkins enjoying YOUR family’s travels and don’t forget to include the hashtag #WhereIsHopkins We can’t wait to see where you will take him, too! Have fun! Follow Signing Time on …

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My Signing Time Story: 2 Daughters + Signing = Happy Family

Guest blog post by Megan McWilliams, Norfolk, NE[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjBfRcCrWAU&hl=en&fs=1] As a full-time working mother of a 9 month old daughter, I desperately wished that Adalia could talk to me. Communicate anything, please. One day I read in a parenting magazine that babies could sign before they could talk. I decided that it couldn’t hurt to try, so I began teaching myself some American Sign Language vocabulary through online video dictionaries. I then taught my daughter and my husband. The frustration between Adalia and I immediately started to decrease as our ability to communicate increased. We all learned the signs for …

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“My Dad is the Best” by Leah Coleman

This special Father’s Day guest blog is by Signing Time star Leah Coleman. (Look up and to the right – she’s the girl in the purple shirt!)   “My dad is the best, literally. I love him so much. My family wouldn’t be able to do things without him! Without him, it would be pointless to have the camper to camp. And who would drive the truck, mow the lawn, and snow-blow the driveway? Who would constantly change the TV channel back to the NBA or NFL? Him, that’s who. He pushes me to do the things I want to …

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The Road Less Traveled…Ouch

By Derek Brown – AKA Alex’s dad, Leah’s Uncle I chose to run a half marathon because I am in fantastic shape, I knew it would be easy, and I thought it would be a pleasurable experience.  Well, not really.  Actually, I chose to do it because my 11-year-old, Alex, decided to do it and asked me if I was up to doing it   with him.  What would you do? Now, just a bit of friendly advice here:  if you are going to run a half marathon, there is the way to do it, and then, of course, there is …

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“Just a Mom”- Reflections on 41 Years of Mothering

“Mother dear, I love you so,

Your happy smiling face

Is such a joy to look at,

It makes home a lovely place”

This was a song I sang many years ago as little girl in Jr. Sunday School. Our mothers wore corsages, got a long-stemmed carnation or a little plant from the church, and had either had breakfast in bed prepared by the children with help from Father, or went out after church services to a nice place for lunch.

I am a Baby-Boomer, born in the post-World War II years between 1946 and 1956.

I Am Grateful

I am Grateful! by Alex from Signing Time Last January I went to the city of Accra in Ghana, Africa. I felt thankful for things I had never really thought about before. In Accra, there isn’t a good trash removal system. Instead, people put their garbage in a bag, set it on the street, and set fire to it. All the fires made the air smoky. I realized how thankful I was for a garbage system and clean air. Where we stayed in Ghana, if I wanted a hot shower, I took water from the well (the water was not …

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Since the release of our new website and blog, many of you have requested that we post this article written by Lex de Azevedo, President of Signing Time, and father of Rachel Coleman and Emilie Brown. We included the original article in one of our newsletters that we put out earlier this year, but like it so much that we want to share it again. If you would like to begin receiving newsletters, visit our Monthly Newsletter Home Page. This article is an excerpt from Out of the Chaos: Notes on Raising Nine Independent Children Ransacked! June 2008 by Lex …

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Tribute from Leah to her Mom, Rachel

Earlier this month, Leah wrote an essay for her 5th grade class about her hero-her mom! We asked Aaron Coleman, Rachel’s husband, to record Leah as she expressed her appreciation to her mom. Since Mother’s Day has come and gone, we thought it might be kind of cool to share this with you!

It’s REALLY Me!!

Can you believe it?? It’s really me! Rebecca did an excellent job posting everything I told her on the phone. I felt so hurried and excited and worried that the phone card would expire before I could tell her all that I wanted to say. I felt like everything that came out of my mouth was a jumbled mess! Obviously I am at an internet cafe! They have one here at THE Botel!! Are you dying? We are actually here! And yes there are crocs. Alex, Leah and I fed them this morning. Then on a stupid dare, Curry and …

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