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ASL Resources for Children

ASL Resources are not all created equal!

American Sign Language (ASL) is an approved and fully functioning language. English and ASL are two vastly different languages. ASL uses various handshapes, space, body movements and facial expressions to convey its grammar and syntax; all visual in nature. These visual components give the viewer an increased level of comprehension.

Using ASL signs to represent the English language is not a sign language, but simply a sign system created to match spoken English. This practice remains popular and greatly limits the learning of ASL with all its fully visual aspects, including comprehension.

Signs for Hope endeavors to provide the strongest ASL based resources, without the English constraints. If you know of ASL resources meeting this standard and you do not see them shared here, please contact us and let us know so we can include them for everyone’s benefit.

Signs for Hope will begin creating our own ASL resources, soon!

Brown Bear, Brown Bear book in ASL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASL Storybook Readings: 3 & up

  1. ERCOD – Speakaboos: What Will I Do Today? (age 3 & up)
  2. ERCOD – Speakaboos: What is the Weather Today? (age 3 & up)
  3. ERCOD – The Tale of Peter Rabbit (age 3 & up)
  4. ERCOD – Love You Forever (age 3 & up)
  5. RMDS – Clifford the Firehouse Dog (age 3 & up)
  6. RMDS – Chugga Chugga Choo Choo (age 3 & up)
  7. CSDToddlers – Changes, Changes (age 3 & up)
  8. Mattiaci – Pinkalicious (age 3 & up)
  9. ASL Nook – The Elf on the Shelf (age 3 & up)
  10. ASL Nook – The Night Before Christmas (age 3 & up)
  11. RISE – A Visit From St. Nicholas / The Night Before Christmas (age 3 & up)
    Accompanying eBook for Apple Devices: A Visit from St. Nicholas/The Night Before Christmas eBook
  12. RMDS – Polar Bear Island (age 3 & up)
  13. RMDS – Never Touch a Shark (age 3 & up)
  14. RMDS – The Very Busy Spider (age 3 & up)
  15. RMDS – No Probllama! (age 3 & up)
  16. RMDS – The Little Dump Truck (age 3 & up)
  17. RMDS – Giraffes Can’t Dance (age 3 & up)
  18. RMDS – How Do Dinosaurs Play With Their Friends? (age 3 & up)
  19. RMDS – The Mitten (age 3 & up)
  20. RMDS – The Ice Cream King (age 3 & up)
  21. RMDS – Math Curse (age 3 & up)
  22. RMDS – 10 Fat Turkeys (age 3 & up)
  23. RMDS – A Camping Spree With Mr. Magee (age 3 & up)
  24. RISE – Humpty Dumpty (age 3 & up)
    eBook for Apple Devices: Humpty Dumpty eBook
  25. RISE – Stick’s Masterpiece (age 3 & up)
    eBook for Apple Devices: Stick’s Masterpiece eBook
  26. RISE – Rocky: The Cat Who Barks (age 3 & up)
    eBook for Apple Devices: Rocky: The Cat Who Barks eBook
  27. RISE – The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck (age 3 & up)
    eBook for Apple Devices: The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck eBook
  28. RISE – Kevin’s Birthday Party (age 3 & up)
    eBook for Apple Devices: Kevin’s Birthday Party eBook
  29. ASLized! – Pointy Three (age 3 & up)
    eBook for Apple Devices: Pointy Three eBook
  30. ASLized! – Three Little Pigs (age 3 & up)
  31. ASLized! – Goldilocks and the Three Bears (age 3 & up)

ASL Storybook Readings: 6 & up

Grades 9 - 12

Check back for additional information

Social Media Accounts

  1. @aslstorytelling on Instagram (572 posts as of 3/9/2020)

Glossary

  1. ASLized! – “ASLized innovates and produces authentic resources in American Sign Languages with a commitment to linguistics, literature and education.”
  2. ASL Nook – “A place where everyone can learn ASL.”
  3. CSDToddlers – California School for the Deaf (Fremont)
    https://www.youtube.com/user/CSDECEToddler/videos
  4. ERCOD – Educational Resource Center on Deafness
    https://www.youtube.com/user/ERCODvideos/videos
  5. KDES – Kendall Demonstration Elementary School
    https://www.youtube.com/user/KDESwildcats/videos
  6. RISE – Reading Involves Shared Experiences (Swarthmore/Gallaudet collaboration)
    https://riseebooks.wixsite.com/access
  7. RMDS – Rocky Mountain Deaf School
    https://www.youtube.com/user/RMDSCO/videos

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Contact us if you have a resource you would like us to consider adding to the list.