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Sign Language for Kids!

Signing Tools:

  • Dr. Bill Vicar
    an American Sign Language (ASL) instructor, created this software program to assist students in learning finger spelling.
  • The Center for Accessible Technology in Sign (CATS)
    provides kid-friendly sign language tools, which makes text, captions, web pages, video, and other multimedia outlets more accessible for various audiences.
  • Signing Savy
    a web browser that allows Internet users to type in key words into the search box in order to yield results displaying an American Sign Language instructor finger spelling the desired word.
  • The American Sign Language Pro
    provides free quizzes that will test whether an individual fully understands sign language in their native tongue.
  • The American Sign Language University
    offers extensive resources that will teach the beginner, intermediate, and advanced student simple and complicated words to easily communicate with the hearing impaired.
  • My Sign Games
    provides various interactive programs that help teach kids how to learn, identify, and spell various objects, animals, places, and events by communicating via sign language.
  • My Smart Hands
    provides sign language and play classes for hearing babies and toddlers.
  • ABC Teach
    presents clipart, flash cards, printables, and interactive quizzes for all kids eager to communicate with the hearing impaired.
  • Handspeak
    offers tutorials, articles, and a detailed dictionary on teaching babies sign language.
  • SIGNHear
    was created by three teenagers with the goal of promoting American Sign Language (ASL) across the Internet.

Games:

  • FunBrain
    an interactive game, teaches kids basic sign language with the prospect of helping them identify signs and matching them with the correct meaning.
  • Hand Shape Game
    is a classroom exercise that involves splitting the students into groups of 2 or 3 and then shaping each of their hands into word. Each correct word translated into American Sign Language receives a point.
  • Signing Time Kids
    presents three elementary games involving letter challenges, mix-and-matching adjacent letters to form words, and concentration exercises.
  • Kiddie Signs
    offers a vareity of games for kids, including signing the alphabet, identifying the letter sign, counting numericals, and identifying shapes and sizes.
  • The Good Night Show
    premieres one world in American Sign Language and challenges kids to comprehend what it means on their level.
  • About Signing Time (Nick Jr.)
    presents a musical that repeats through the alphabet and introduces certain words using American Sign Language (ASL).
  • Enchanted Learning
    offers a variety of exercises, including flashcards, clipart, printouts, and crafts to learn the essentials of American Sign Language.
  • Lyric
    a cartoon monkey, wants to help kids learn the basics of sign language through a series of playful, interactive games!
  • Lesson tutor
    presents an American Sign Language (ASL) crossword puzzle.
  • Deaf Sign
    a British web site dedicated to teaching sign language, offers crossword puzzles, interactive games
    and identification exercises.

Printables:

  • Sound Keepers
    offers the ability for kids to type in their favorite phrase and then convert it into a printable sign language card for family and friends.
  • DLTK offers
    a handful of printable coloring sheets elementary students attempting to master the alphabet in American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Apples 4
    the Teacher presents a vast collection of printable flash cards that teach elementary students the alphabet in American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Signing Time Kids
    offers a selection of printable coloring pages to help what the mysterious character is saying in sign language.
  • Teachnology
    offers a compilation of printable worksheets for curious kids looking to improve their sign language interpretation.
  • PBS Kids
    presents a comic strip of Miguel, a fictitious, eager-to-learn child, signing in American Sign Language (ASL). This comic creation template allows kids to use a printable of ASL signs to create a unique comic strip.
  • Sign Planet
    offers printable worksheets for students eager to learn how to sign in Australian Sign Language (AUSLAN).
  • A cheat sheet
    for words and sign actions as demonstrated by an ASL instructor. It also includes a printable for these same words. (PDF)
  • KB Teachers
    offers a free printable of the alphabet in American Sign Language (ASL).
  • Lesson Tutor
    provides an extensive American Sign Language (ASL) dictionary with printable worksheets for each word.

Songs:

  • The Children's Songbook
    presents a series of songs in American Sign Language (ASL), including “A Happy Family,” “Beautiful Savior,” “I Love to See the Temple,” “The Family,” “The Holy Ghost,” and “The Sacrament.”
  • Signing Songs
    helps develop an active and joyful learning experience for learners of all ages. Children learn ASL through songs and other activities.
  • This article
    demonstrates 10 effective ways of teaching kids American Sign Language (ASL) through signing and singing.
  • ABC Action News
    features a story about a girl named Ally who brought American Sign Language (ASL) translation to modern pop songs to deaf ears.
  • URLesque
    presents a series of pop songs translated into American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Students who attend North Ridge Middle School
    in Danville, Illinois use sign language to learn songs about Geometry.
  • Teach Me Sign Language
    owns a vast compilation of modern pop music presented to the hearing impaired through ASL instructors.
  • Signing Time Kids
    presents an extensive collection of songs that will help kids learn sign language through lyrics of modern songs.
  • Mrs. Jones Room
    offers a series of sing-a-long theme songs translated into American Sign Language (ASL).
  • Patty Shukla's
    music videos will help elementary students learn the basics of American Sign Language (ASL).

ASL Resources for Parents:

  • The Laurent Clerk National Deaf Education Center
    offers a comprehensive resource list for parents and teachers to consider when teaching their kids and students American Sign Language (ASL).
  • SignMedia
    provides extensive information about deaf culture, sign language, and interpretation.
  • Beginnings
    is a non-profit organization that helps parents with partial to non-hearing impaired children cope with their disability and live fulfilling lives.
  • Better Hearing
    is a non-profit corporation aimed at educating the public about hearing loss and what they can do to rectify the growing epidemic in today's children.
  • Deaf.com
    offers extensive resources for the hearing impaired and their families to cope with the disability and steadily function in real life.
  • Deaf Linx
    is an education website providing empowering information for the hearing impaired, including resources about deaf culture, American Sign Language (ASL), deaf services, and deaf education.
  • The Deaf Resource Library
    is an online resource library of material and links intended to educate people, parents, and the hearing impaired about deaf culture.
  • The Family Village
    offers information on disability-related resources, including an online community, digital resource library, research center, and historical account of disability culture.
  • The National Agenda
    is a non-profit coalition of parents, consumers, professionals, and advocacy organizations that wish to educate and poll together resources for the hearing impaired.
  • Oral Deaf Education
    is an online network of deaf educators seeking to instruct the hearing impaired of all ages.