Sign Language Curriculum for Teachers and Homeschoolers
Why Signing Time?
Signing Time is the only early learning system to combine the power of music and sign language to create exceptional learning experiences for children from birth through elementary school. Research shows that signing in the classroom can build vocabulary and enhance social interaction for students of all abilities.
I teach in a special needs classroom. We incorporate Signing Time into our daily routine. I love Signing Time because it not only helps with communication, but also introduces vocabulary and sight words. My students absolutely love the videos and do not even realize that they are learning while they watch. Thank you so much for these wonderful videos.
July 12, 2014
What sign language curriculum is available for elementary classrooms?
Signing Time K-3 Classroom Curriculum brings American Sign Language (ASL) into the classroom. The 16 themed units include lesson plans, printables, songs, and videos teachers can use as stand alone material or work into their daily routines throughout the day. Students learn ASL vocabulary through physical movement, fun games, catchy songs, and other activities. Our new digital format provides options for both teacher and individual student accounts.
Signing can help students become more engaged in learning in all subject areas. With fun visual, kinesthetic, and auditory components, sign language activates a multi-sensory learning experience. Studies show that when words are presented orally, visually, and kinesthetically (through sign language), students’ scores on vocabulary tests are significantly higher than their non-signing peers.
Signing is a powerful tool for behavior management in the classroom. Sign language 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 with students while they line up helps them stay actively engaged – and quiet – as they move through the hallways. Teachers who sign in their classrooms report that signing helps create a more harmonious environment.
We offer individual lessons and also site licenses which include accounts for each student so the teacher can assign lessons for the children to watch and practice at home.
Teach American Sign Language vocabulary through lessons and fun activities geared for elementary students.
How do I use signs to teach science?
Signing supports visual, auditory, AND kinesthetic learning. Rachel & the TreeSchoolers incorporates the best elements of Schoolhouse Rock, Mr. Rogers and Sesame Street to deliver a well-rounded preschool science curriculum for ages 2-6. Teach SCIENCE with songs and sign language. Rachel & the TreeSchoolers introduces foundational science concepts in a way your students will never forget. This series teaches kids about seasons and weather, plants and photosynthesis, animals and habitats, health and safety, earth science, and much, much more!
This Science Learning System:
- This Science Learning System: CORI 4-Step Learning Cycle lets your child go to preschool with Rachel from Signing Time!
- actively engages children in learning
- teaches values like kindness, teamwork and sharing
Teach American Sign Language through lessons and fun activities geared for kids ages 3 and up