Season One is the original 13 Volumes of Signing Time, the series that started it all! Season One is an American Sign Language vocabulary-building series. Each volume teaches approximately 30 signs (with the exception of Volume 1, My First Signs, teaching 18) and exposes viewers to countless other signs through song.
Each volume begins with the Signing Time Theme Song. Rachel Coleman is the adult who then introduces and models each sign correctly and provides a description to assist with remembering the sign. Alex and Leah also introduce the sign being taught through short vignettes in their animated world. Then, you’ll see several subsequent clips of real families and children signing the vocabulary word being taught, along with other footage of the object (ie. Horses on a farm for the sign “Horse”). This is the general pattern that is repeated for each sign throughout the show.
Season Two contains an additional thirteen volumes. Season Two is full of more original music and fun that you’ve come to expect from Season One, and differs from Season One in a few key ways. As opposed to teaching through the same format, Season Two introduces new ways of teaching children with a range of needs and abilities. Most of the content for Season Two was generated from customer suggestions and questions.
Season Two reinforces signs that have been learned in Series One, and builds your ASL vocabulary with many new signs. Brand new learning modules such as “Counting Time” and “ABC Time” are segments within each volume that reinforce either the theme or signs being taught, and provide the opportunity to practice other skills within a signing framework.
This 3-episode teaches beginning ASL to kids ages 4 and up. You’ll get two editions of each episode: Leah’s Voice On (for beginners), and Leah’s Voice Off (for more advanced practice). Selected songs also included.
Episode 1: Getting Started
Episode 2: Going Places
Episode 3: Off To School
Host Rachel Coleman teaches you how to count from 1 to 20 on one hand in American Sign Language and then quizzes you on what you’ve learned. (Closed captioning not available yet.) 34 mins.
Celebrate Christmas with Alex, Leah, Hopkins and Signing Time host, Rachel Coleman! Learn 45+ holiday signs. Sing and sign to your favorite carols plus new original songs. Includes the nativity story from the Bible set to music.
It’s reading time! Join Rachel Coleman for stories, signs, and songs. Learn how to sign key words in ASL from each story so you can read and sign along. 94 mins. All ages.
Sing & Sign features Rachel Coleman signing thirteen of the most popular Signing Time songs from beginning to end. You’ll have lots of fun learning the ASL concepts in each song. 90 mins. All ages.Click image for details.
Learning the alphabet can be easy and fun. Host Rachel Coleman teaches you the ASL alphabet and quizzes you on what you’ve learned. (Closed captioning not available yet.) 45 mins.
Research shows there are benefits of signing on cognitive, linguistic and social-emotional development.
Learn more from the White Paper: Signing with Babies and Children. Download here.
Written by Dr. Claire Vallotton
Michigan State University
Our Sign Language learning system starts with Baby Signing Time and Potty Time. Baby Sign Language lets babies communicate their needs rather than crying. Children are able to understand language as early as 6 months, however the ability to speak requires complex fine motor skills that don’t develop until much later. The result is frustration and tantrums. Signing Time will introduce your child to over 1,000 ASL signs. Signing Time Sentences teaches all ages how to put your signs together in conversation. Rachel and the TreeSchoolers teaches preschool science through songs and signs. Our learning system contain over 40 sign language videos.
Our mission is to bring the benefits of American Sign Language and active learning to people of all ages and abilities. Our learning systems offer a wide range products including sign language videos available on DVD and Digital Download format, sign language charts, e-books, CDs, mp3 music albums and PDF guides.
The Signing Time Academy is the educational division of Two Little Hands Productions. Our mission is to bring the benefits of ASL and active learning to children of all abilities through Certified Instructors who offer classes, products, and personal support to parents and teachers in their communities.
Our instructors offer sign language lessons for parents and children base on our Baby Signing Time Curriculum, the Preschool and Child Care Program, the Signing Time Classroom Edition and more. Signing Time Instructors also offer parent workshops, teacher training, summer camps, and free presentations.
Find a Signing Time Academy Instructor near you by clicking here.