Rachel Coleman Receives Emmy Nomination

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Rachel Coleman, Host of Signing Time! Receives Emmy Nomination

SALT LAKE CITY, UTMay 1, 2008 – Rachel Coleman, host of Signing Time, has been nominated for the “Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series,” as part of the 35th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards.

“When I first heard the news, I asked someone to double-check…and then I called my mom! I am honored, excited and so happy about this opportunity,” said Coleman. “Being nominated for an Emmy Award is a great acknowledgement for all the good work that our little company does and provides great recognition that our series makes a real difference for so many families.”

Coleman co-created Signing Time as a means to teach children to communicate using American Sign Language (ASL). As the mother of a daughter who is deaf, and another daughter with both cerebral palsy and spina bifida, sign language has played a central role in their family. Coleman has spent the last seven years making sign language fun and accessible for all children through the Signing Time series, which includes award-winning DVDs, music CDs, books, flashcards and a public television show. Coleman, who is also a singer and songwriter, has written all the original songs featured in the entire series.

This year’s ceremony will be broadcast live on ABC on Friday, June 20th, from Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre (8:00 p.m. ET – West coast tape delay).

Signing Time has become the largest library of entertaining signing videos of its kind and offers an unparalleled multi-sensory approach to teaching children ASL. Signing Time reaches children with diverse learning styles and encourages interaction through signing, singing, speaking and moving.

Read More about the nomination on Rachel’s blog.


Two Little Hands Productions produces and distributes Signing Time, a captivating and entertaining DVD series and public television program. Signing Time was created to make American Sign Language fun and easy for children of all ages and abilities. Two Little Hands Productions also produces the popular Baby Signing Time DVDs and CDs that have played a prominent role in the recent “baby signing” trend.

Two Little Hands Productions is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, please visit www.signingtime.com.