Do you like Signing Time? Show It!

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Here’s how:

  1. When you visit, click on the product you’d like to recommend.
  2. See the product name in red on the right? Click on the “Like” button just below it. You’ll see your name appear on the page!
  3. Add a comment and tell your friends why you like this  product.

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3 thoughts on “Do you like Signing Time? Show It!”

  1. I just want to thank you for the videos. I can’t express my appreciation enough. We gave them to our kids for Christmas.

    In August we adopted 2 children from Ethiopia. They have had very little exposure to English. The extent of the exposure was that the orphanage tried to teach them to sing the ABC’s. Hirut is a girl. She turned 4 in October. Bedelu is 2 and will turn 3 in January.

    They both speak a language called Sidimize or Sidama. Both names are used interchangeably. The language of Ethiopia is Amharic, they speak a tribal language. Sidimize is not a written language. There are very few books. We have been told that there is only one dictionary. It goes from Sidama to Amharic to English in alphabetical order by Sidama. It is useless to us. There is an Ethiopian community in Utah, but they are of no help because they all speak Amharic.

    We spent 2 weeks in Ethiopia, trying to learn just enough to function. My daughter suggested that we try the Baby Signing Time videos. I thought that she was crazy, this would not work. Everybody that I talked to just laughed and nobody thought it was a good idea. But I thought that if nothing else happened – it was children singing, laughing, dancing, and having a good time. It had entertainment value. We gave it a try. They were transfixed and glued to the show.

    Foreign Adoptions are more difficult because there is such a communication problem. Sometimes the only thing you could do is “change venues” (change locations, eat a snack, go for a walk, etc) to calm the children down. We used the video often because it worked. Frowns became smiles, tantrums stopped, and we got a break.

    Paula and I started to see a miracle. They started to demand the video by using the ASL sign language signing time. So we had something. Concepts started linking to ASL. It took about 3 weeks. The words started to appear about 2 weeks later. We are miles ahead of others who are going through the same experience. We can communicate very well now. We still have difficult areas and gaps, but they are shrinking. The gaps don’t surprise us after all we have only been back in America for 4.5 months.

    Here is one of the situations that happened. It would not have been resolvable without ASL. Hirut got very angry one night. It was a major tantrum. She attacked Lewis, hitting him and clawing at his eyes. Throwing anything she could get a hold of – including her clothes. Kicking, screaming, and banging on walls. All Lewis could do was hold her – to keep her from hurting herself, and take the beating. It went on for over an hour, but it felt like an eternity. The catalyst that started the tantrum was the fact that Paula and Lewis were holding hands. When she calmed down Lewis signed Dad friend Hirut, Dad friend Bedelu, Dad friend Mom, Mom Friend Hirut, Mom Friend Bedelu, Mom Friend Dad. This was done several times – every time Hirut would calm down. Eventually she understood and the tantrum was over. She understood so well, that for the next few days every time Paula and Lewis were close she insisted that we hold hands.

    The kids still demand to see the videos. What I think is happening is that ASL is physical – it makes it easier to learn then a language. It uses a different part of the brain. Then it becomes easier for these children to learn English. I can’t thank you enough. If there is ever anything we can do for you please let us know.

  2. I agree. I wrote a grant for Signing Time materials for a small elementary school where I worked. It was a Title 1 school (low socio-economic). I thought it would help our Kindergarteners who would come to school never having spoken English or hearing English spoken at home. It would be a natural bridge for them to learn English and to begin to learn to read. It worked WONDERFULLY! There were less tears and students were reading by the end of the year! In one year they went from not knowing ANY English to being able to read English. It was amazing!

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