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Books, songs, crafts and more for signing with kids of all ages in storytime or in the classroom.

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Books and Stories

A Pocket for Corduroy in ASL

Recommended Viewing: The Sign Language Storytelling Series from Weston Woods

These excellent videos are perfect for both Deaf and hearing families! Native signers Missy Keast and Manny Hernandez appear in front of the pictures and English text, telling the story on each pa…

Hands and Hearts by Donna Jo Napoli

Hands and Hearts by Donna Jo Napoli

ASL Tales:  ASL Tales

Review: ASL Tales

Click on the covers above for previews of each story and purchase information. ASL Tales proclaims itself to be “a new way of experiencing American Sign Language and English” and these engaging DVD…

This book is amazing. I read it to my students, teach them some of the sign language & then give them balloons. We listen to different genres of music and the rule is NO TALKING!!! if they do they lose their balloon.. Great way to start teaching squilt...

This book is amazing. I read it to my students, teach them some of the sign language & then give them balloons. We listen to different genres of music and the rule is NO TALKING!!! if they do they lose their balloon.. Great way to start teaching squilt...

Sign Language Books for Kids~Great collection of books featuring sign language and books to teach sign language

Sign Language Books for Kids - Fantastic Fun & Learning

Sign Language Books for Kids~Great collection of books featuring sign language and books to teach sign language

Rumpelstiltskin - American Sign Language

Rumpelstiltskin - American Sign Language

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This is your favorite bedtime story, Goodnight Moon, translated into American Sign Language (ASL) and available on DVD.  To purchase this DVD complete with quiz, vocabulary review and alphabet go to www.aslinside.com

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This is your favorite bedtime story, Goodnight Moon, translated into American Sign Language (ASL) and available on DVD. To purchase this DVD complete with qu...

5 Little Monkeys Jumping on The Bed in American Sign Language (ASL)

For the first time the original 5 Little Monkeys classic is translated into American Sign Language (ASL) and available on DVD. To purchase this complete DVD ...

Hop on Pop: ASL Phonology. Excellent for youngsters to enjoy full ASL Dr. Seuss story by Leala Holcomb.

Hop on Pop: ASL Phonology

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Nita’s First Signs | Kathy MacMillan

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Nita's First Signs has been named a winner in the 21st annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards. Foreword Reviews, a book review journal focusing on independently published books, announced the winners of its INDIES Book of the Year Awards earlier this month. The INDIES recognize the best books published in 2018 from small,…

The Logistics of Signing while holding a book (Dawn Babb Prochovnic and SmallTalk Learning)

Sign Language Story Time Video Play List and Sign Language for Your Día Program!

A frequent question I get from teachers and librarians is, "How do you physically hold a book and sign along with it?" I've modeled how to do this in several different videos over the years, and I recently organized these videos in a Sign Language Story Time Playlist. You can access that playlist here:

10 Great Picture Books About ASL and Deaf Culture | Storytime Stuff

10 Great Picture Books About ASL and Deaf Culture

December 3-10 is Clerc-Gallaudet Week, honoring the birthdays of two visionary leaders in the field of American Deaf Education who were born in December: Laurent Clerc on December 26, 1785 and Thom…

Using ASL with BEAR WANTS MORE by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman

Bear Wants More

Signing storyteller Kathy MacMillan demonstrates how to use American Sign Language with Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson.

Using signs with CORNELIUS P. MUD, ARE YOU READY FOR BED? by Barney Saltzberg

Cornelius P Mud

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Bear Bath - Prop Story to use with ASL (Kathy MacMillan)

Bear Bath

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Rhymes and Songs

Woodpecker, Woodpecker:  A Rhyme to Sign

Woodpecker, Woodpecker

A storytime rhyme from MORE STORYTIME MAGIC by Kathy MacMillan and Christine Kirker (ALA Editions, 2016) incorporating the American Sign Language signs BIRD ...

Lyrics: I had a little turtle His name is Tiny Tim I put him in the bathtub To see if he could swim. He drank up all the water He ate up all the soap And now...

Tiny Tim (I Had a Little Turtle): Song Version

Lyrics: I had a little turtle His name is Tiny Tim I put him in the bathtub To see if he could swim. He drank up all the water He ate up all the soap And now...

I'm a Little Pumpkin: Storytime Song

I'm a Little Pumpkin: Storytime Song

Check out our Fall Storytime and Halloween Storytime Pinterest boards: http://www.pinterest.com/jbrary/fall-storytime/ http://www.pinterest.com/jbrary/hallow...

happy birthday song in asl - YouTube

happy birthday song in asl

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Candle: A Rhyme to Sign (Kathy MacMillan)

Candle: A Rhyme to Sign

Learn how to use American Sign Language in this fun storytime rhyme. Find more storytime resources from Kathy MacMillan and Christine Kirker at www.storytime...

Sign This: "The Owl"

Sign This: “The Owl”

Did you know that August 4 is International Owl Awareness Day? Celebrate with this fingerplay perfect for owl or nocturnal animal programs! The owl is a creature of the night, His great big eyes g…

Sign This!: In the Ocean Use the American Sign Language sign FISH as you share this rhyme.

Sign This!: In the Ocean

Use the American Sign Language sign FISH as you share this rhyme.In the ocean the fishies swim. (sign FISH)They leap up high… (move FISH hand up as if fish is leaping)then jump back in! (mo…

Monkey, Monkey ASL rhyme (This would be a great way to sing the traditional "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn around," and all of its many variations as well.)

Monkey, Monkey

Teach the American Sign Language sign MONKEY, and then use it in this rollicking action rhyme! Monkey, Monkey, dance around. Monkey, Monkey, jump up and down. Monkey, Monkey, round you go. Monkey, …

Sign This: "I'm a Little Snowman" ASL fingerplay

Sign This: “I’m a Little Snowman”

Warm up those storytime fingers with this song in American Sign Language! (to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”) I’m a little snowman, short and fat. Here is my scarf and he…

Playground Romp: A Rhyme to Sign (Kathy MacMillan)

Playground Romp: A Rhyme to Sign

A storytime rhyme to sign from MORE STORYTIME MAGIC by Kathy MacMillan and Christine Kirker. Find more storytime resources at www.storytimestuff.net.

Caterpillar, Caterpillar: A Rhyme to Sign (Kathy MacMillan)

Caterpillar, Caterpillar

Signing storyteller Kathy MacMillan demonstrates how to use American Sign Language with this action rhyme for storytimes.

Five Little Monkeys (ASL) - Kathy MacMillan

Five Little Monkeys

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5 Little Trucks: Flannelboard song with ASL (Kathy MacMillan)

Five Little Trucks

Signing storyteller Kathy MacMillan demonstrates how to use American Sign Language with this song in storytimes.

Hello/Goodbye Song for Storytime with American Sign Language (Kathy MacMillan)

Hello Goodbye Babies Friends

Signing storyteller Kathy MacMillan demonstrates how to use American Sign Language in this hello/goodbye song for storytimes.

I Took a Walk: Storytime Song with American Sign Language (Kathy MacMillan)

I Took a Walk

Signing storyteller Kathy MacMillan demonstrates how to use American Sign Language in this song for storytimes.

Jack Be Nimble: Storytime Rhyme with American Sign Language (Kathy MacMillan)

Jack Be Nimble

Signing storyteller Kathy MacMillan demonstrates how to use American Sign Language in this rhyme for storytime.

Autumn Leaves - American Sign Language Storytime Song (Kathy MacMillan)

Autumn Leaves Song

Learn how to sign this simple song in American Sign Language and use it in your storytimes or preschool classroom. Kathy MacMillan is the author of Little Ha...

Taking Turns Storytime Bounce with American Sign Language (Kathy MacMillan)

Taking Turns Bounce

Signing storyteller Kathy MacMillan demonstrates how to use American Sign Language in this bounce for baby storytimes.

Three Jellyfish Storytime Song with American Sign Language (Kathy MacMillan)

Three Jellyfish Song

Signing storyteller Kathy MacMillan demonstrates this adorable flannelboard song to use with American Sign Language in baby and toddler storytimes.

The Little Spider: A Rhyme from the Philippines (with American Sign Language) Kathy MacMillan

The Little Spider: A Fingerplay

Kathy MacMillan teaches you how to use American Sign Language to enhance this fingerplay from the Philippines. Find more resources like this in Multicultural...

Crafts

Sign language is relatively easy to learn for non hearing impaired individuals. Try out my new free printable ASL alphabet flashcards.

Free Printable American Sign Language Alphabet Flashcards

Sign language is relatively easy to learn for non hearing impaired individuals. Try out my new free printable ASL alphabet flashcards.

Pop up cards with asl (sign language) that is so cool!  Deaf pride!

Alessandra Mondolfi | Art | Design | Fabrication | - Pop-Up Cards

Teacher gift...for our preschool teacher who specialized in deaf education.

Teacher gift...for our preschool teacher who specialized in deaf education.

ASL Holiday Coloring Pages - DeafEdHub.com

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Top 10 Homemade Valentine's Cards

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Printable ASL Dominoes - Learn Sign Language Signs with this Dominoes game.

ASL Colors: Teach your child the colors with Sign Language! | Baby Sign Language

Learn, Practice, Gather, Create!     Learn the manual alphabet. Practice them as you gather pictures and objects to go with each letter. Then create this month’s Hand-y Craft.

October Hand-y Craft: ASL ABC Book | SigningTime

Learn, Practice, Gather, Create! Learn the manual alphabet. Practice them as you gather pictures and objects to go with each letter. Then create this month’s Hand-y Craft.

10 Educational Crafts for family fun - an awesome way to teach children how to use fingers to assist in simple addition

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21 Mothers Day Crafts for Kids | I Love You... This Much, Card | Easy Crafts for…

15 More Totally Doable Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas - Thirty Handmade Days

Don't stress about mom's special day - we've got you covered with 15 More Totally Doable Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas! Crafts, printables & more!

ASL Wreath Craft

ASL Wreath Craft

Other resources

Printable ABC sign language cards from www.edhelper.com

Alphabet and Letter Activities, Lessons, Printables and Worksheets - Theme Unit

ASL Nook

ASL Nook

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Signing Time

SigningTime - Teaching Sign Language to children of all abilities & ages.

Teaching Sign Language to children of all abilities & ages. Introduce your child to over 1,000 signs and learn how to put signs together in sentences.

More Storytime Magic | ALA Store

More Storytime Magic

MacMillian and Kirker's knack for creating storytimes that engage and delight young ones have made their previous books bestsellers. Now they're back with a completely new assortment of original fingerplays, transitional rhymes, movement songs, flannelboards, sign language rhymes and other activities to spice up storytimes for ages two and up. This ready-to-go sourcebook for

Sign Language Storytimes from Dawn Babb Prochovnic

Sign Language Storytimes from Dawn Babb Prochovnic

Sign to Learn: American Sign Language in the Early Childhood Classroom

Sign to Learn: American Sign Language in the Early Childhood Classroom

Using American Sign Language in Storytime - Jbrary

I Had a Little Turtle (Tiny Tim): Storytime Rhyme

Using American Sign Language in Storytime - Jbrary

Using American Sign Language in Storytime - Jbrary

Using American Sign Language in Storytime - Jbrary

If you are like us, you may have noticed a growing interest from families in using sign language, especially when it comes to storytime. What’s it all about? And how can you learn more? Sit back and enjoy some resources courtesy of our amazing Twitter pals and then we’ll share some of our videos which... Continue reading Using American Sign Language in Storytime

Signing Savvy | ASL Sign Language Video Dictionary

Signing Savvy | ASL Sign Language Video Dictionary

A sign language video dictionary and learning resource that contains American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs.

Start to Finish Story Time: A to Z Sign with Me

Start to Finish Story Time: A to Z Sign with Me

This week I continue with my "Start to Finish Story Time," series, where I provide a "start to finish" lesson plan for a sign language story time program for each of the themes covered in my "Story Time with Signs & Rhymes" books. This week's post provides a lesson plan for the theme, "Alphabet," using the book, "A to Z Sign With Me." I love exposing children of all ages to the alphabet handshapes. It's a soothing distraction for babies. (Parents: Try signing the alphabet when you're waiting…

Start to Finish Story Time: See the Colors

Start to Finish Story Time: See the Colors

This week I begin a new series of posts that I've had in mind for quite some time. I'm calling it "Start to Finish Story Time," with the idea being that with each new post, I will provide a "start to finish" lesson plan for a sign language story time program for each of the themes covered in my "Story Time with Signs & Rhymes" books. This week's post provides a lesson plan for the theme "colors," using the book, "See the Colors."

American Sign Language (ASL) can be a natural extension to your homeschool lesson planning, field trips and even reading stories together.

Teaching American Sign Language: 5 Fun Activities

American Sign Language (ASL) can be a natural extension to your homeschool lesson planning, field trips and even reading stories together.

Teaching American Sign Language: 7 More Creative Ways - Here are a few of daily ASL options

Teaching American Sign Language: 7 More Creative Ways

American Sign Language can benefit everyone. It can be a natural extension to planning school lessons, field trips and even reading stories together.

Starter Signs Printable

Free Baby Sign Language Chart

Start to Finish Storytimes

Start to Finish Story Time: Summary Post

Available through ABDO I've written several "Start to Finish Story Time" posts, with the idea being that with each new post, I provide a "start to finish" lesson plan for a sign language story time program for each of the themes covered in my "Story Time with Signs & Rhymes" books. My aim is to build each lesson plan in a pick-and-choose/modular format, meaning that you can apply the elements that work for your environment, age group(s) and personal interests, and skip the rest. Each lesson…

Group Management Signs for Storytime with Kathy MacMillan

Group Management Signs

Signing storyteller Kathy MacMillan demonstrates helpful signs for group management during storytimes.

6 Super Ways to Use Sign Language in Your Programs | Storytime Stuff

6 Super Ways to Use Sign Language in Your Programs

There are many advantages to using sign language with young children: it reduces frustration, stimulates language development, addresses multiple learning styles, and recent research even suggests …

Sign Language Interpreters in Your Library: What You Need to Know | Storytime Stuff

Sign Language Interpreters in Your Library: What You Need to Know

by Kathy MacMillan,NIC, M.L.S. Programming and special events are a key part of public library services, and providing interpretation services for those events is a key part of effective library se…

Celebrate Deaf History with Clerc-Gallaudet Week, December 3-9 | Storytime Stuff

Celebrate Deaf History with Clerc-Gallaudet Week, December 3-9

In December 1974, DC Public Library established Clerc-Gallaudet Week as a way of honoring the birthdays of Laurent Clerc and Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet (December 26, 1785 and December 10, 1787, respe…

Other Pins

Sign language is relatively easy to learn for non hearing impaired individuals. Try out my new free printable ASL alphabet flashcards.

Free Printable American Sign Language Alphabet Flashcards

Sign language is relatively easy to learn for non hearing impaired individuals. Try out my new free printable ASL alphabet flashcards.

Pop up cards with asl (sign language) that is so cool!  Deaf pride!

Alessandra Mondolfi | Art | Design | Fabrication | - Pop-Up Cards

Teacher gift...for our preschool teacher who specialized in deaf education.

Teacher gift...for our preschool teacher who specialized in deaf education.

Printable ABC sign language cards from www.edhelper.com

Alphabet and Letter Activities, Lessons, Printables and Worksheets - Theme Unit

ASL Holiday Coloring Pages - DeafEdHub.com

deafedhub.com

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Top 10 Homemade Valentine's Cards

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How neat! and I've always thought about incorporating sign language into my classroom

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Printable ASL Dominoes - Learn Sign Language Signs with this Dominoes game.

ASL Colors: Teach your child the colors with Sign Language! | Baby Sign Language

Learn, Practice, Gather, Create!     Learn the manual alphabet. Practice them as you gather pictures and objects to go with each letter. Then create this month’s Hand-y Craft.

October Hand-y Craft: ASL ABC Book | SigningTime

Learn, Practice, Gather, Create! Learn the manual alphabet. Practice them as you gather pictures and objects to go with each letter. Then create this month’s Hand-y Craft.

10 Educational Crafts for family fun - an awesome way to teach children how to use fingers to assist in simple addition

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21 Mothers Day Crafts for Kids | I Love You... This Much, Card | Easy Crafts for…

15 More Totally Doable Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas - Thirty Handmade Days

Don't stress about mom's special day - we've got you covered with 15 More Totally Doable Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas! Crafts, printables & more!

A Pocket for Corduroy in ASL

Recommended Viewing: The Sign Language Storytelling Series from Weston Woods

These excellent videos are perfect for both Deaf and hearing families! Native signers Missy Keast and Manny Hernandez appear in front of the pictures and English text, telling the story on each pa…

ASL Nook

ASL Nook

Visit the post for more.

Woodpecker, Woodpecker:  A Rhyme to Sign

Woodpecker, Woodpecker

A storytime rhyme from MORE STORYTIME MAGIC by Kathy MacMillan and Christine Kirker (ALA Editions, 2016) incorporating the American Sign Language signs BIRD ...

Signing Time

SigningTime - Teaching Sign Language to children of all abilities & ages.

Teaching Sign Language to children of all abilities & ages. Introduce your child to over 1,000 signs and learn how to put signs together in sentences.