Tag: sign language

Sign Language Instructional Lesson for Educators #1

    Welcome to the Educators Lesson Plans for Signing Families! The first lesson in learning sign language is actually talking to your students about Deafness and why some people may “talk with their hands”. Great resources to set the groundwork for older students to talk about Deafness and Gallaudet.edu How to approach the topic of Deafness? …

The Signing Families Mini-Emergency Communication Chart – For When Time Counts! (ASL- English – Spanish – Chinese)

This pocket-sized emergency communication chart has FOUR different languages represented. Photos for a dozen important informational signs are in sign language, English, Spanish and Chinese!

There is a space for writing with a washable marker allows for efficient communication during challenging situations, such as medical emergencies or disasters

5 Tips to Learning Sign Language – videos included

Sign language is popular! Why? Because, this past year, Nyle DiMarco not only took top honors as America’s Next Top Model, but also won with partner, Peta Murgatroyd, Dancing with the Stars ! An amazing feat for anyone to win BOTH in a single year, let alone a lifetime. Even more astonishing is that the dance award was given to a man who happens not to hear!

So, thank you Nyle for making ASL cool and motivating scores of hearing people to want to learn more about the Deaf community and sign language!

Related: See the dances and scores from #DWTS here

If you are one of those people who would love to learn the basics of sign language, but don’t know where to start – let me help! I put together a series of videos available on my YouTube channel and just added my 5 TIPS to LEARNING SIGN LANGUAGE (also posted below)


Happy Holidays!

As a present from me to YOU please find in this blog a FREE download of my 10 FAVORITE SIGNS intended for beginner or  novice sign language learners.  The ASL photography are for sharing and printing.

**  FREE DOWNLOAD  – Click the link below **

SIGNING FAMILIES – 10 Favorite Signs

The same signs found in the downloadable document also are included in these open captioned sign language videos from my YouTube Channel (Please go check out my channel and many other sign language videos!).


Learn the ASL Alphabet via Fun Word Search Puzzles!

Looking for a fun AND educational gift this holiday season? Try this series of FINGER ALPHABET COOL KIDS WORD SEARCH PUZZLES. I received a set to review this week and must admit they are FUN! Also, note that the puzzle books are marked by levels and type of words- such as Verbs or Adjectives. Great for beginning ASL classes.

First week of the ASL Challenge

Have you joined the SIGNING FAMILIES 31 DAYS ASL CHALLENGE?! Each day during October 2014 I am uploading sign language videos for easy learning.

Here are this weeks signs and a video of #5 – FAMILY

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