Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Using Sign Language to Teach the ABC’s

We spend a lot of time singing songs with hand motions to our babies and toddlers, so signing the alphabet  while singing an ABC song seems quite natural. The great thing is that we do not have to have anything other than our hands to entertain (and perhaps teach) our children. I have posted a video below which demonstrates how to make each letter of the alphabet in American Sign Language. Once you know the sign language alphabet, you can use it  to spice up any alphabet song you like. Perhaps your favorite is Alphapig’s Alphabet Song, or perhaps you join me in appreciating Lena Horne’s version.

Have you used sign language with your children?

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