Learning Comes Easy When It’s Fun, Not Work
Signing Time is a series of videos designed to teach children to sign through songs and stories and just plain fun. It’s marketed for ages 3-8, but frankly anyone watching will learn a lot as over 1000 signs are taught in the series.
I bought it all in a bundle – every video, and also the board books, flash cards, and cd’s. I’ve been very happy with my purchase. The cd’s and flashcards, I wouldn’t spend extra money on, but the video’s are well worth the investment in my opinion.
Baby Signing Time
There’s also Baby Signing Time which is for 3 months-3 years old.
I would watch Baby Signing Time with my daughter when she was a baby. I then signed those signs to her in our everyday life. For example, before nursing, I would sign MILK. Then I might ask her MORE MILK? I continued to sign to her, and then at 9 months she began to sign back. That was an exciting moment. Her first sign was MORE. Her signing vocabulary took off from there. Here’s a 45 second video of my daughter signing as a baby.
ASL Regular Learning Routine
We make learning American Sign Language a part of our regular learning routine. Once a week, I let my daughter choose a Signing Time video. We watch it together and then a few minutes a day for the rest of the week we practice some of the signs we’ve learned and try to sign them together with one of the songs of the video. It’s something we both enjoy together, and I love that she’s learning a second language while she thinks she’s having fun. Win Win