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Cooking Up Language with Signs: Banana Monkey Bread

Cooking Up Language with Signs: Banana Monkey Bread

By John Miller  |  Thursday, January 3, 2019

Today I’m cooking up Banana Monkey Bread. I chose this recipe as I was working on the article and word list for Signing Children’s Books: Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed. I LOVE Monkey Bread, but you can also find plenty of different activities to do online that can easily be connected to the Five Little Monkeys book series. 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 Children’s Books: Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed

Signing Children’s Books: Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed

By John Miller  |  Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed is a classic counting nursery rhyme / song that has been turned into a series of books. It's a perfect beginner book for young children and new signers because of it's repetitive nature. 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.
Living Loud: LeRoy Colombo – First Deaf Lifeguard and Life Saving Record Holder

Living Loud: LeRoy Colombo – First Deaf Lifeguard and Life Saving Record Holder

By Marta Belsky  |  Saturday, December 29, 2018

LeRoy Colombo was the First Deaf Lifeguard and Life Saving Record Holder. Read the article to learn more about the life and accomplishments of this amazing Deaf man.
Signing Children’s Books: The Night Before Christmas

Signing Children’s Books: The Night Before Christmas

By John Miller  |  Thursday, December 20, 2018

Over the years that I have been teaching deaf and hard of hearing children, and even in the years since, I am often approached this time of year by parents or grandparents of young deaf children and asked, “How do you sign The Night Before Christmas?” 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: “Homemade” Double Chocolate, Candy Cane Cookies

Cooking Up Language with Signs: “Homemade” Double Chocolate, Candy Cane Cookies

By John Miller  |  Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Today I’m cooking up "Homemade" Double Chocolate, Candy Cane Cookies. These cookies look like a million bucks and taste even better, yet they are so easy to make (you start with a cookie mix from a bag). 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 Member App Updated to Version 2.6

Signing Savvy Member App Updated to Version 2.6

By Jillian Winn  |  Thursday, December 13, 2018

We just updated both the iOS and Android versions of the Signing Savvy Member App to version 2.6. The update modifies navigation through word lists and flash cards, based on user feedback. We moved the navigation controls to be above the video instead of below it. This reduces the chance that you accidentally tap on a tab while navigating. We also added "swipe gesture" support. That feature allows you to swipe left or swipe right to navigate through word lists and flash cards, in addition ...
Signing Children’s Books: Frosty the Snowman

Signing Children’s Books: Frosty the Snowman

By John Miller  |  Wednesday, December 12, 2018

This is another holiday classic! Frosty the Snowman is a song that was developed into a book and animated movie, that is shown on TV every year during the holiday season. 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: Frosty the Snowman Oreo Truffles

Cooking Up Language with Signs: Frosty the Snowman Oreo Truffles

By John Miller  |  Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Today I’m cooking up "Frosty The Snowman" Oreo Truffles. These are some of the easiest no-bake treats I make, and every time I take them anywhere, people go nuts over them! You can make them for any occasion, but you’ll see here how I’ve turned them into snowmen for the perfect holiday treat. 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 Children’s Books: Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

Signing Children’s Books: Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

By John Miller  |  Thursday, December 6, 2018

Children everywhere love the story of how Rudolph and his glowing red nose guided Santa’s sleigh through the night skies on a blustery Christmas Eve long ago. This classic has since been made into several books and movies. 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: Peanut Butter Reindeer / Rudolph Cookies

Cooking Up Language with Signs: Peanut Butter Reindeer / Rudolph Cookies

By John Miller  |  Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Today I’m cooking up peanut butter reindeer / Rudolph cookies. They are a cute and fun treat that kids love. 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.