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Signing Children’s Books: The Napping House

Signing Children’s Books: The Napping House

By John Miller  |  Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Napping House by Audrey and Don Wood is a well-loved children’s classic "build upon" book. Kids love these kinds of books, where there is repetition and humor accompanied by beautiful, engaging pictures. 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.
Signs That Are Close... But Not the Same - Set 9

Signs That Are Close... But Not the Same - Set 9

By Brenda Cartwright  |  Sunday, January 20, 2019

This article is part of our “Signs That Are Close... But Not the Same” series, which highlights signs that look similar, but have different meanings. The signs discussed in this article include (1) CHILD vs. SHORT, (2) PIG vs. DIRTY, (3) CHAIR vs. SIT, (4) TRUE vs. TELL, and (5) BUT vs. DIFFERENT.
Signing Children’s Books: Piggies

Signing Children’s Books: Piggies

By John Miller  |  Friday, January 18, 2019

In the book Piggies, Audrey and Don Wood created a beautiful take on classic finger play. The illustrations show cute little pigs dancing and playing on the tips of hands. Hands covered in mittens, bubbles, and even mud! 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.
Signing Children’s Books: Goodnight Moon

Signing Children’s Books: Goodnight Moon

By John Miller  |  Friday, January 11, 2019

Goodnight Moon is one of the first books every new parent reads to their little ones. It's simple and a classic. It has a copyright of 1947, yet it still remains on the best seller list today! 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: 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 ...