From their magical animated treehouse, Rachel, Alex, Leah, and all their friends share 18 American Sign Language (ASL) signs with your child in a fun and playful way. Note: This version contains the words spoken and written in both English and Spanish.
This video is very well constructed. Rachel Coleman teaches English, ASL and Spanish in this video. I honestly like sitting and watching her videos with my little one.
My little one really does not care for other videos other than Signing Time or Baby Signing Time. When she hears the theme songs, she gets very excited.
These videos are great as a starter or introduction into sign language. I have honestly learned so much already, Rachel makes memory references for every sign that makes it easy to remember. I catch myself signing some of the songs also lol. Very catchy.
I would highly recommend these videos for everyone wanting to learn ASL. I would especially recommend for parents who have deaf, hoh children or children with delayed speech. Personally My child has bilateral deafness and after searching for resources, these videos Happened to be the most reputable source I have found to help us.
I wish the sets were a little more affordable but regardless I know the cost of the videos are worth it.
Wonderful, wonderful! My granddaughter loved this and picked up sign language from this and all the other Baby Signin Time DVD's. She's mostly into the Lightning song from the Rachel and the Preschoolers DVD now but she just turned three. She still signs a little and knows some signs if I ask her for the most part but the extra wonderful thing is that I learned how to sign too! Plus I still know a lot although we don't sign often any more. We really feel it helped our little one to learn faster and increase her intelligence. I listen to the things she comments about and think to myself that her mother never mentioned things like that and probably never thought of the same things. Now my little 11 month old grandson is quite intelligent too, just picks up so fast, but if he would take an interest in the DVD(s) then I'd really be happy! He rarely looks at anything on TV for more than a minute, I've timed him, which is good in a way and yet unfortunate because we hardly watch TV but then he's easier to read as to what he wants than my granddaughter was. But overall it worked brilliantly for us with one child and may yet for the other but if the little guy doesn't take to it I'm still happy that I learned.
I can't wait to see when my little 5 month old grand daughter starts using sign language. She watches this video over and over. And I don't mind hearing it over and over. It's very cute and catchy music.....beware it sticks in your head!;0) I also am learning the signs and I use them as often as possible with her. If I'm feeding her I say "eat" and do the sign several times while feeding her. It's fun. I'll keep you posted as to wether it turns into her actually doing sign language but if nothing else it keeps her entertained.
I purchased this DVD in hopes that my daughter and I could learn some signs to teach my 6 month old son. I debated between this and the baby version and I am happy that I chose this one. Like many other reviewers said, the music is catchy and my daughter loves to sing the songs. She has learned all of the signs on the DVD, but she still enjoys watching it. I like that it is at a relaxed, slow pace. It's entertaining enough to keep her attention without being overly stimulating. I often let her watch this DVD when she needs to take a break (but not necessarily a nap). She shows the signs that she knows to her grandparents and teachers at school. I am sure she will be able to teach my son these signs when he is a little older. Great purchase!
I have always loved Signing Time. It helped solve tantrums because our child was able to sign what they needed. It has been very helpful and is a great way to communicate with children who can not communicate. I loved this for when my children couldn't speak yet but could sign they wanted milk, drink, food, etc. It saved us from pulling our hair out. This is a great intro into signing and helps you get started. They also show you the name in Spanish for the signs you are learning. The songs and rhymes are catchy and you'll be singing them throughout the day.
I'm an ASL interpreter and buy these for all of my friends' kids. The kids use signs like "finish" "more" "please" "sorry" etc. It's cute AND studies have proved IQ is raised in babies learning another language (including ASL) as well as heighten language development. Not to mention, a way to communicate before babies tongue muscles are developed enough to begin talking, which in turn lessens frustrations between baby and parent/guardian re: communication increase. My friend's baby is 12 months right now and has about 2-3 words down and about 9-10 signs. She even is signing 2-3 word sentences "dog there" "up please" "milk" "water" "eat more please" etc.
I didn't like that the kids in the show are barely audible. I feel like Im trying to teach my 17 month old signs so we can communicate more clearly and many of the children did half the sign, rushed it, or barely made the hand gestures, then when they did speak they were very difficult to understand.