Some of you may be wondering where is the sign language on this blog of a Mamma with a deaf child? I've been requesting videos from everyone on all of my groups and people are not sending me videos of their kids who sign, only Hailey has come through for me. Jordan does not sign, but as I've said, I'm interested in learning. So, I asked a member of the yahoo group Listen-Up to provide me with some resources. Karen is an interpreter and one of the places she sent me was Signing Time. As I can tell from visiting the site, I'm probably the only American who doesn't know about Signing Time because the site has so much information: videos for teachers, children, parents, blogs, etc. Personally, the Thanksgiving video inspired me, so I'm going to share it with one and all. The video talks to kids, but I consider myself a big child, so I reallllllly like it and understand it. I'm thinking that these videos could go a long way in teaching me a thing or two about sign, so I've "signed up" for their newsletter that will give me new videos of signs to use during the holidays.
I will say, at the risk of being harrassed, that the style is just a tad too Romper-Roomish, or Mr. Rogersish, but then again, I'm 36 and I don't think they're talkin to me:) but I'm listening...
Karen also suggested www.signwithsam.com and www.signalot.com as possible resources for children learning sign language.
OKAY! Just found this other SIGNING TIME video and RACHEL is no longer resembling Mr. Rogers!!! She is actually rockin' in this one!!! I'm thinking I could become a SIGNING TIME FAN!! CHECK THIS ONE OUT!!