Turn an Ordinary Children's Book into a Creative Sign Language Learning Tool
Children's books are often great learning tools because they are visual, help build a child's vocabulary, and kids love them! I use them all the time in my teaching to young students. Now, with Signing Savvy and a bit of creativity, you can create a sign language version of your favorite children's books to further enhance their learning potential.
Below is an example of a very well known children's classic that has been modified to show the signs.
To create this book, all I did was:
- Use the Signing Savvy's word list feature to create a word list of the words from the book. This word list is actually a shared list that anyone who is a member can access.
- Then I selected the key frames of video in each sign and printed them using Signing Savvy's printing feature. You could print them on (sticky) contact paper or use a combination of regular paper and clear packing tape.
- Then I cut out the print outs and stuck them in place in the book.
Viola! An instant sign language children's classic! Creating sign language versions of your favorite books is fun and easy to make. And the children will love them!