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Sign-Me-a-Story: Sign Language Fun for Everyone! [VHS] (1987)

Linda Bove  |  NR |  VHS Tape
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Linda Bove
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, SECAM, NTSC
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Random House Video
  • VHS Release Date: October 12, 1987
  • Run Time: 30 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6302276152
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #163,840 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

1987 RANDOM HOUSE VHS: Little Red Riding Hood/Goldilocks and the Three Bears


While the child with a hearing impairment is watching signed performances of up-to-date versions of such fairy tales as "Little Red Riding Hood" and "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," the hearing child is enjoying Elaine Branko's cheery voice-over narration. Children are also learning the rudiments of sign language. In this version, live actors perform against picture book backdrops. It's a jaunty production of two familiar stories that promote self-esteem, inclusiveness, and, above all, communication. A Parents' Choice Approval. (Diana Huss Green, Parents' Choice, 1999) -- From Parents' Choice®

Customer Reviews

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! August 8, 1999
By A Customer
Our entire family enjoys this video. My two year old son (with a moderate hearing impairment) watches, as do his parents who are trying to learn sign language. This is the best sign video I have found. Isolated signs are shown clearly before each story, and signs are seen in the context of simple sentences that tell the story.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Enjoyable Learning! September 8, 2002
My twin daughters..., borrowed this video several times from our public library. I enjoyed it just as much as them & found myself watching it each time as we picked up new signs to practice and learn.
Now, my ...year old has fallen in love with it too! She watches it sometimes 3x in a row and several times throughout the day ... as it IS her favorite video to watch. We decided to purchase our own so we wouldn't be hogging the Library's copy.
I only wish there were more!
I was sad to find out that there wasn't a whole series of these available!
We are a Hearing family but enjoy exposing our children as well as ourselves to everything possible and in turn have learned much.
There's many new adventures to experience!
A Parent Who enjoys Learning as well as Teaching, HMorris
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best ways to get started in Sign Language! January 12, 2002
We got this tape as a Christmas gift for our 3 year old boy, who is not hearing impaired but we are trying to introduce him to sign language with several books and tapes. It was a very pleasant surprise for us when we watched the tape; we were fearing it would turn out to be a little bit boring for him, but it was not only fun, he wanted to watch it several times and even learned a few signs the first day. It was also great for us, I found it very interesting and my husband and I ended up signing along with the stories. Linda Bove is great, the stories are loved by children and adults, the acting and the signing are simple, entertaining and easy enough for everybody. It is very easy to identify words such as "cold", "hot", "forest", "tall", "low", "girl", "wolf", "father", "mother", "baby", "bear" and many more. I would definitely recommend this tape to everyone interested in learning sign language or teaching their children.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sign-Me-A-Story June 16, 2000
My Son is 2 years old and profoundly deaf. We both highly recomend this video. Actually all three of my children do, I also have two hearing daughters, one 11 and one 5. My son's school has this video and they show it sometimes during his snack time. All of the children loved it, they sat still and were excited to see signing on the tv. My other two children could follow along easly because of the voice overs and learn new sign without really trying so hard. We plan on purchasing this for home.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional Video February 22, 2002
I absolutely love this video (oh, and my daughter--20 months--likes it, too!) Linda takes the time to teach several signs before the story begins and you can pick up additional signs just by watching it over and over--which is a joy to do! We are a hearing family that is trying to learn sign language and this video is a real treat!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Way To Learn How To Sign October 17, 2000
By A Customer
I bought this video when my daughter was 2. She is now 3 and still wants to watch it all the time. After the first time watching, she could do a number of signs. Her favorite was 'Wolf' from Little Red Riding Hood. She practices all the time. She now can do most the signs from the video.
Her little brother is just 20 months old. He's scared of the wolf, so he leaves the room until the Goldilocks part of the video starts. He likes to try to do the signs also. I expect him to have some figured out by the time he's 2.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic for childeren of all ages August 21, 2000
By A Customer
I have taught sign language to childeren of ages ranging from pre-kind-6th grade and all the childeren enjoyed this tape, and learned from it! I would reccomend this tape to anyone interested in learning some basic sign vocab!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific! I'm ordering a second one. September 7, 1999
By A Customer
When my son was diagnosed with a speech delay, the therapists recommended that we learn sign language to help him have another avenue of expression. Of all the materials I ordered to help me (and him!) learn this new language, this video has been the biggest hit. Unfortunately, our copy was recorded over while we were on vacation. So, our first priority when we returned home was to order another one. He loves the stories and had learned many new signs. TERRIFIC! I wish there were more like it. The Holistic Pediatrician.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great...wish they sell dvd
Published 3 months ago by Frances W. Conover
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like signing you will like this
This item was in good condition and worth the price. The kids love to watch this over and over. Thanks - it was great.
Published 13 months ago by Hootie Hoo
5.0 out of 5 stars Your Kids Will Love It!
If you or your kids are interested in learning sign language this is a must buy! Kids love the stories Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Sam Spade
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 Years Later...
My younger sister was born with both a learning disability and hearing distortion, so her early years were difficult until our family learned sign language. Read more
Published on June 6, 2012 by Sarah Griffin
5.0 out of 5 stars For my young ones
My two boys loved watching this video. Both can hear just fine, but they loved the stories and picked up some signs from it as well. Read more
Published on November 18, 2010 by NYM
5.0 out of 5 stars Dont think twice - buy it!
I work with children who are deaf or have hearing impairments. I stay away from videos and books that are cheesy or boring. This video is WONDERFUL! Read more
Published on September 16, 2010 by Jennifer Murphy
5.0 out of 5 stars Kindergarten Loved It!
I gave this to my mother as a gift for her Kindergarten class and they loved it! You can hear a pin drop in a class of about 20 students when the video is playing. Read more
Published on June 2, 2010 by A. Craft
5.0 out of 5 stars One of My Old Favorites!
This was one of my favorite videos when I was little. It taught me so much, and sparked an interest in deaf culture. Deaf studies is now my minor. A great learning video!
Published on October 11, 2008 by A. Carroll
5.0 out of 5 stars Actors Error
This excellent video stars Linda Bove, Ed Waterstreet, Tim Scanlon and Elaine Bromka not the actors listed in this description above (i.e. Peter DeLuise). Read more
Published on May 7, 2008 by N. Tenure
5.0 out of 5 stars Wish there were more like this!
My 3 year old enjoys watching this video. I love the fact that American Sign Language (ASL) is being used. Read more
Published on April 1, 2007 by A. Customer
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