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We Have October ASL Signs for You!

October brings autumn leaves, shorter days, cooler weather, and comfort foods. October is also a time to celebrate Cookie Month, National Pizza Month, and National Popcorn Popping Month and, of course, Halloween. Here are some fun signs to practice in October! Cookie Here is one of our favorite cookie recipes for you to try – Peanut Butter Blossoms.   Popcorn   Pizza PIZZA has several regional variants, It can be fingerspelled, making a “P” hand while signing a “Z”, are two ways. We’ve included the Silly Pizza Song to make learning PIZZA even more fun! See if you can follow Rachel as she …

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5 Great Reasons To Sign in Your Classroom

Signing is a powerful tool for behavior management in the classroom. Signing requires eye contact, which automatically helps draw students’ attention to the teacher. When teachers use signs to cue transitions and new activities, students will be prepared to look and listen for new directions. Signing can help students stay actively engaged — and quiet — as they move through the hallways. Signing is an effective tool for helping younger students calm down. Signs require large, slow movements or repetitive, melodic actions, which have a natural flow and calming effect on children. Teachers who sign in their classrooms report that …

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We made SignIt ASL for grown ups. We didn’t expect THIS!

After the recent beta release of our new online ASL course, SignIt ASL, we asked Katie’s Comments  I just recently purchased sign it for my homeschool foreign language curriculum this year. My 3rd grader learned sign language with baby signing time starting at 6 months, as have my 3 kids after her. They ALL love to sign and this was the next step after signing time. My daughter (in the last 3 days) has watched and re-watched so many chapters I lost count. She LOVES it. I LOVE IT. My 1st grader loves it. They have all started signing in …

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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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Why we made SignIt ASL

Saved from Launch Email Draft – Use later if needed. Dear SignIt Supporter, When I learned that my 18-month-old daughter was deaf, I didn’t know American Sign Language. But I quickly got my hands on everything I could find so we could start teaching Leah her primary language. The materials that were available then were, well, less than adequate. We ended up hiring a tutor. When Leah was young, we focused our energy on creating Signing Time so her cousins and friends could communicate with her. I truly believed that someone would fill the gap and create high-quality, affordable materials …

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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=”http://359d6a6391b8c244d1d1-bd1f407c1e8743cc7c885af7afe617dd.r85.cf1.rackcdn.com/boy.mp4″ image=”http://c0445781.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/signoftheweek/signoftheweeklogo.jpg”] 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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It’s Christmas in July – $10 DVD Sale – Autographed Christmas DVD

$10 DVD Sale! Our biggest sale of the year starts TODAY! Get any single Baby Signing Time, Signing Time, Potty Time, Nursery Rhymes, or TreeSchoolers DVD for just $10 each until Tuesday, July 31, 2018. While supplies last.  Quantities are limited, so order soon. (Collections, Learning Systems, or Sets not included in sale.) You can’t beat $10 per DVD, so stock up for baby showers, birthday parties, special occasions, and thank-you gifts. Please help teachers, librarians, doctors, therapists, and children’s charities in your community take advantage of this sale by sharing this post with them now. Signing Time Christmas – Autographed by Rachel The …

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5 Reasons All Children Should Learn Sign Language

by LeeAnn Mason Baby sign language has lots of benefits and many people are on board with signing with babies. But what about using sign language for children who have developed some spoken language? Should you still sign? While there may naturally not be a need to continue using sign after spoken language emerges, we say stick with it! The benefits are vast. Claire Vallotton, Ph.D. states, “There are many benefits of using signs with students – from as young as preverbal infants, to those in early elementary, all the way to adult students who struggle with reading or those who are learning …

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This Baby Sign Language is Amazing!

by Jen de Azevedo Jen is the Marketing Director and Project Manager at the Two Little Hands office. She taught her baby sign language at a young age, and then continued with all three boys. We asked her to share her story with you, and how using sign language with her kids made a huge difference in their lives. Shortly after my first son was born, I got a phone call from my cousin telling me they’d just found out their little girl was deaf. Of course, our family rallied around and told them we were there to support and take this …

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