Sign Language: Useful Links

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Photo by A.M. Kuchling

Photo by A.M. Kuchling

Today’s the last day of our special series dedicated to sign language and how it can be used as a bridge between languages for all those of us raising our children bilingual.

As promised, we wanted to put together a list of useful links and resources related to baby sign language. We hope you take the time to explore all these for they all offer different kinds of information, including visual dictionaries (so you can learn any and all the signs you can think of), classes and products, and articles written about the benefits of sign language.

ASL University – An online curriculum resource for American Sign Language students, instructors, interpreters, and parents of deaf children.

American Sign Language Browser – Michigan State University’s ASL Browser web site, an online American Sign Language (ASL) browser where you can look up video of thousands of ASL signs and learn interesting things about them.

Signing Savvy – Contains several thousand high resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada.

Sign2Me – The first company ever to develop and offer Baby Sign Language resources using only true-to-ASL signs.

Baby Signs – Authors Dr. Linda Acredolo and Dr. Susan Goodwyn are devoted to helping parents throughout the world experience the many positive benefits that signing with infants can bring.

Time to Sign – Dedicated to supporting effective and meaningful communications for children, families, care givers, and business teaching American Sign Language in a fun and educational way.

Signing with Babies and Children – Everything there is to know (about American Sign Language) and ALL in one place…

Boca Beth – Bilingual educator and one of our most fervent supporter, Beth Butler, collaborated with Lillian Hubler, founder of Time to Sign, in two American Sign Language books that go hand in hand with two of her bilingual music CDs.

Baby Sign Language Basics – Website belonging to Monta Briant, the ASL author and instructor, who so kindly answered all my questions related to signing and bilingualism and donatet two copies of her Baby Sign Language Basics book for us to give away to two lucky readers!

And, you have until tonight at midnight EST to enter to win. For more info, go here!

Many thanks to those who suggested some of the links above and, as usual, please feel free to share if you know of any others.

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