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Signing Children’s Books: Baby’s First Library ABC

Signing Children’s Books: Baby’s First Library ABC

By John Miller  |  Friday, February 22, 2019

Baby's First Library ABC is great to have it in your arsenal of board books. Each page contains a letter from the alphabet and a picture that corresponds with that letter. The simple pictures are colorful and clear and easy to identify for young children. The book is discussed and paired with a pre-built Signing Savvy word list to help you get started with learning and signing the vocabulary in the book.
Interpreter Q & A: What are our boundaries as interpreters to say something to a Deaf client about their right to request a qualified interpreter?

Interpreter Q & A: What are our boundaries as interpreters to say something to a Deaf client about their right to request a qualified interpreter?

By Brenda Cartwright  |  Wednesday, February 20, 2019

This Interpreter Q & A asks: During a doctor’s appointment I interpreted, the doctor referred the Deaf patient to physical therapy. When we were leaving the office, the Deaf client asked me about my availability to interpret her upcoming physical therapy appointments. I told the Deaf woman my schedule and she said, “Oh well, that’s fine, if you can’t come, my daughter will come and interpret.” Her daughter is a young girl who can sign, but she is not an interpreter. The daughter has no training or certification. What are our boundaries as interpreters to say something to a Deaf client about their right to request a qualified interpreter? I don’t want to look like I’m just trying to make money. My concern is also that her doctors will begin to think that they don’t need to hire interpreters for her because she can just bring her daughter for free. This article is part of our "Dear BC, Interpreter Q & A” series, which answers questions on interpreting and Deaf culture from multiple perspectives. This article was also published in the Fall 2018 (Issue 35 Volume 4) Edition of VIEWS Magazine from RID.
All you need is LOVE...

All you need is LOVE...

By John Miller  |  Thursday, February 14, 2019

Sing it or sign it, either way the Beatles knew what they were talking about when they said, "All You Need is Love!" We thought it would be appropriate with Valentine’s Day this week to share our blog covering all the different ways to show LOVE... in sign language that is! Many people know and use the sign for I LOVE YOU. This sign is used universally throughout the country and the world. We see it all over television, at sporting events ...
Signing Savvy’s 10/10/10 Sale - Celebrating 10 Years of Business, 10,000 Facebook Likes, and 10 Amazing Reasons to Become a Member!

Signing Savvy’s 10/10/10 Sale - Celebrating 10 Years of Business, 10,000 Facebook Likes, and 10 Amazing Reasons to Become a Member!

By John Miller  |  Sunday, February 10, 2019

We are celebrating 10 years of business, 10,000 Facebook Likes, and 10 Amazing Reasons to become a Member with our 10/10/10 Sale! Take $10 off 1-Year (or $30 off 3-Year) INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIPS and GIFT MEMBERSHIPS. Use promo code: CELEBRATE10 We are very excited to be celebrating 10 years of Signing Savvy. For more information on why we created Signing Savvy and our growth in the last 10 years, read our article on Signing Savvy Anniversary - A Lot Can Happen in 10 Years! In these 10 years, a ...
10 Amazing Member Features of Signing Savvy

10 Amazing Member Features of Signing Savvy

By Jillian Winn  |  Sunday, February 10, 2019

If you haven't heard, it's our 10th anniversary! We are celebrating by sharing 10 amazing member features of Signing Savvy. If you’re already a member of Signing Savvy, these are 10 amazing features that you should know about… and use! If you’re not a member yet, these are great reasons to consider membership. Although many people have discovered Signing Savvy in one way or another, many have still not fully realized the benefits of becoming a full member, and all the ...
Signing Children’s Books: The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and THE BIG HUNGRY BEAR

Signing Children’s Books: The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and THE BIG HUNGRY BEAR

By John Miller  |  Thursday, February 7, 2019

The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and THE BIG HUNGRY BEAR is another really cute book by Don and Audrey Wood that has become a classic in children's literature. Its amazing illustrations, coupled with its simple vocabulary, and the fun concept of a cute little mouse thinking of ways to hide this big beautiful strawberry from a big hungry bear, makes it irresistible for young readers. The book is discussed and paired with a pre-built Signing Savvy word list to help you get started with learning and signing the vocabulary in the book.
Interpreter Q & A: Will Technology and Cochlear Implants Make Interpreters Become Obsolete

Interpreter Q & A: Will Technology and Cochlear Implants Make Interpreters Become Obsolete

By Brenda Cartwright  |  Sunday, February 3, 2019

This Interpreter Q & A asks: I am currently in an interpreter training program, but I’m starting to have doubts about the viability of my choice of careers. My concern is twofold. I’ve heard several experts say that interpreters will one day be replaced by technology! I also am aware that cochlear implants are a big deal for parents with young deaf children, so I’m wondering if maybe interpreters will become obsolete. What do you think? This article is part of our "Dear BC, Interpreter Q & A” series, which answers questions on interpreting and Deaf culture from multiple perspectives.
Signing Children’s Books: Snowmen at Night

Signing Children’s Books: Snowmen at Night

By John Miller  |  Friday, February 1, 2019

The Snowmen at Night is a wintery classic that explores the reason why our snowmen look different when we wake up in the morning. It is a fun fantasy of how our snowmen meet up and play while we are all fast asleep. The book is discussed and paired with a pre-built Signing Savvy word list to help you get started with learning and signing the vocabulary in the book.
Cooking Up Language with Signs: Melting Snowman Cookies

Cooking Up Language with Signs: Melting Snowman Cookies

By John Miller  |  Friday, February 1, 2019

Today I’m cooking up Melting Snowman Cookies. I chose this recipe as I was working on the article and word list for Signing Children’s Books: Snowmen at Night. These are really easy cookies to make and are really cute. Let the kids get creative with how they decorate them and make each one look different. The article features a recipe and accompanying Signing Savvy word list to get you started on an interactive cooking activity that is great for spicing up language learning at home or in the classroom.
Signing Savvy Anniversary - A Lot Can Happen in 10 Years!

Signing Savvy Anniversary - A Lot Can Happen in 10 Years!

By Jillian Winn  |  Tuesday, January 29, 2019

This month is the 10th anniversary of the public launch of Signing Savvy. In those 10 years, nearly 22 million people have used Signing Savvy. When we set out over ten years ago to create Signing Savvy, we had a vision to create an online sign language resource for educators, parents, interpreters, students, or anyone interested in American Sign Language. Many people are shocked when they learn that 95% of all deaf and hard of hearing children are born to hearing parents. This ...