Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Sign Language in Story Time
Today, I had a preschool visit and I tried for the first time to sign-a-story. We told "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" through key signs. We didn't do every word, but we signed all the animal words - bear, bird, duck, horse, etc. We also signed 'to see' and the word 'me.' I received very positive feedback from the parents and the preschool teacher who accompanied the preschoolers - they REALLY enjoyed the signs. I feel that this is something I would like to continue doing and get better at. I love how it makes the story more interactive, and we don't always need pictures. :-)
Does anyone know of any workshops offered or any classes (even online webinars) about sign language in story time? I would love to participate in something where I can learn more tricks and fun things to do with including signs in story time - and to also know that I am doing the signs correctly (I try to follow pictures and videos online as best I can). I will keep researching for other resources, but if anyone knows of something great I would love to hear about it!