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DD watches this on PBS sometimes but we aren't actively trying to teach her ASL right now. I would like to though, and I think this show is a great way to do it. Has anybody else used this with your children? Have you taught them ASL another way?

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by on Mar. 16, 2013 at 7:13 PM
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mrs.miller89
by Sharayah on Mar. 17, 2013 at 8:14 PM

I will have to see if our library has that! I'd like to buy the Signing Time DVD sets but ATM it is too expensive for us. 

Quoting arctophile:

 My kids watch Signing Times when possible.  We are working on learning sign but not hard pushing it.  I actually have a whole 10 dvd series called Say It With Sign.  It's an older series but I love it.  I tried several different methods before falling in love with this series.  The couple both sign fluently so even just general conversation is signed.  And, my kids really seem to like it as well.  They have picked up a lot of words and actually ask to watch the videos.  You can buy the whole set on Amazon for about $300.  And, I was able to initially try it by checking it out at my local library.


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mrs.miller89
by Sharayah on Mar. 17, 2013 at 8:17 PM

I can see it being "babyish" lol, DD is only 2 1/2 though so it's perfect for her. 

Quoting Jinx-Troublex3:

My younger two are learning ASL. We use the Come Sign With Me book,which is somewhat outdated,and Joy of Signing.

I watch it to build my vocabulary and then teach the kids but they both think it is too babyish (They are 9 and 12) for them to watch @@


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by on Mar. 17, 2013 at 9:15 PM

We use Signing Time. We found the whole set at a second hand store years ago and grabbed it. I was ready to buy it out right though. It is so worth the money. My son is legally deaf and now 4 years old. He is fluent in 3 languages thanks to our instruction. I recommend the videos to anyone who wants to begin teaching their children sign.

Mommy2Phenley
by Bronze Member on Mar. 18, 2013 at 1:53 AM
No I don't expect to be paid by the library! They won't let me volunteer to do a signed story time! They say it would be unfair or misleading or some such nonsense. I can only do it if I can promise to offer signing at every story time at every branch in the district. I can't offer it at only one story time per week or month at only one branch. The people coming may expect it and it won't be elsewhere. Nor can I do a completely separate story time of my own unless I'm willing to pay to rent a downstairs room. Even then I would not be allowed to mention my classes in any way.

Yes, seriously. :(


Quoting usmom3:

She dose it as a volunteer thing the library doesn't pay her, it also helps that she is friends with the children's librarian that sets all the activity's & events up.



Quoting Mommy2Phenley:

My library won't let me do this. :( they won't even let me do a signing story time without mention of my classes.






Quoting usmom3:

I have a friend that is a certified instructor for ST & she dose 1 class a month free at the library to drum up business. All of her children know sign language.


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usmom3
by BJ on Mar. 18, 2013 at 12:02 PM
Wow, that is controlling on their part.
Our library is always having people volunteer stuff like that to help the library & to help them, it is kind of a "I scratch your back you scratch mine" sort of thing. In the summer one of the exotic pet stores dose an animal show where they tell about the animals & the kids get to pet them & the library even tells you in the flyer that they hand out who is volunteering & helping sponsor the program.
I think that is the best way for our library to do things because other wise they wouldn't have a lot of stuff to offer to the public.


Quoting Mommy2Phenley:

No I don't expect to be paid by the library! They won't let me volunteer to do a signed story time! They say it would be unfair or misleading or some such nonsense. I can only do it if I can promise to offer signing at every story time at every branch in the district. I can't offer it at only one story time per week or month at only one branch. The people coming may expect it and it won't be elsewhere. Nor can I do a completely separate story time of my own unless I'm willing to pay to rent a downstairs room. Even then I would not be allowed to mention my classes in any way.



Yes, seriously. :(




Quoting usmom3:

She dose it as a volunteer thing the library doesn't pay her, it also helps that she is friends with the children's librarian that sets all the activity's & events up.





Quoting Mommy2Phenley:

My library won't let me do this. :( they won't even let me do a signing story time without mention of my classes.








Quoting usmom3:

I have a friend that is a certified instructor for ST & she dose 1 class a month free at the library to drum up business. All of her children know sign language.


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Mommy2Phenley
by Bronze Member on Mar. 18, 2013 at 12:51 PM
That sounds a lot more like how it should be.


Quoting usmom3:

Wow, that is controlling on their part.

Our library is always having people volunteer stuff like that to help the library & to help them, it is kind of a "I scratch your back you scratch mine" sort of thing. In the summer one of the exotic pet stores dose an animal show where they tell about the animals & the kids get to pet them & the library even tells you in the flyer that they hand out who is volunteering & helping sponsor the program.

I think that is the best way for our library to do things because other wise they wouldn't have a lot of stuff to offer to the public.




Quoting Mommy2Phenley:

No I don't expect to be paid by the library! They won't let me volunteer to do a signed story time! They say it would be unfair or misleading or some such nonsense. I can only do it if I can promise to offer signing at every story time at every branch in the district. I can't offer it at only one story time per week or month at only one branch. The people coming may expect it and it won't be elsewhere. Nor can I do a completely separate story time of my own unless I'm willing to pay to rent a downstairs room. Even then I would not be allowed to mention my classes in any way.





Yes, seriously. :(






Quoting usmom3:

She dose it as a volunteer thing the library doesn't pay her, it also helps that she is friends with the children's librarian that sets all the activity's & events up.







Quoting Mommy2Phenley:

My library won't let me do this. :( they won't even let me do a signing story time without mention of my classes.










Quoting usmom3:

I have a friend that is a certified instructor for ST & she dose 1 class a month free at the library to drum up business. All of her children know sign language.



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