Our Favorite Signing Time DVDs | Lone Star Signers

Today is my FAVORITE Signing Time SALE:
$10 DVDs!

When a family asks me which DVD I think they should pick, here is what I tell them:

If your family is brand new to signing, I recommend that you start with Signing Time volumes 1-3 (My First Signs, Playtime Signs, Everyday Signs) or Baby Signing Time (4 volumes) based on the age of your child. Both sets cover the most popular words/signs that a young child will use first and will give your family a strong foundation for signing success. (Note: We love our digital versions for learning on the go!)

Our Favorite Signing Time DVDs | Lone Star Signers * San Antonio, Texas

If you and your child have been signing for some time, these are my five favorites to watch with my own children :

1. Signing Time, Volume 10: My Day
My Day

2. Signing Time, Volume 10: My Neighborhood
My Neighborhood
3. Sing and Sign
Sing and Sign
4. ABC Signs
ABC Signs
5. Signing Time Series 2, Volume 3: Move and Groove
Move and Groove

Keep in mind that the San Antonio Public Library carries the entire Signing Time and Baby Signing Time series, and Netflix features several short clips from Signing Time Series 2. We also recommend that you sign up for the Two Little Hands digital subscription service, which is absolutely FREE for the first month! (NO commitment, cancel anytime!).

For a limited time:
Signing Time
Baby Signing Time
Potty Time
Rachel & the TreeSchoolers
Signing Time Christmas

Which Signing Time/Baby Signing Time DVD is YOUR favorite?

Please note: I am a Signing Time Academy Instructor and these are affiliate links. Our family has loved and purchased each of these DVDs for our own family and now recommend them to YOU. 🙂

Now Registering: Fall 2014

Lone Star Signers: Fall Class Schedule (baby sign language classes with ASL vocabulary) | San Antonio, Texas

Fall is absolutely my FAVORITE time of the year! Sure, it’s still hot in Texas until Halloween, but we can still light pumpkin-scented candles and drink hot chocolate and pretend that it’s not still swimming weather.

This fall, I am offering SEVEN different signing classes–hopefully, you and your family can find a time to fit your schedule!

Baby-and-Toddler-Signing-Classes-San-Antonio

* Baby Bounce & Sign is a 30-minute class for pre-walkers. We learn the basic signs that a baby is most likely to use first! (6 week session)

* Toddler Time is a 45-minute class for our young explorers, ages 15-21 months. Children this age are curious and eager to move, so this class will have lots of opportunity for gross-motor play and dancing! (6 week session)

* Play & Sign is a 60-minute multi-age class for children birth-age 5. We sing songs, read books, do a simple craft, and demonstrate a variety of ways to integrate sign language into everyday play. This program has had more than 30 graduates since March 2012! (14 week session)

All classes are priced per family and come with a Signing Time DVD for practice at home!

ENROLL NOW! Registration closes August 18th.

Tot Trays: Weather

Weather is a fantastic Tot School theme–there are so many different TYPES of weather that this class tends to be a little different each time I teach it. And of course, our weather here in Texas is simply HOT, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend it’s winter!

Toy Rotation, Week 13


Week 13

Great WEATHER Books for Children | Lone Star SignersSigning class theme: Weather

Signing Time video: Baby Signing Time: A New Day

Main book: Bear in Sunshine by Stella Blackstone  (Barefoot Books are fun concept books with colorful illustrations.)

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Toys with unlimited access:

  • IKEA trains
  • Inchworm Links (rented from Sparkbox Toys)
  • Purple treasure basket (including castanets, pegs, and a light-up spiky ball)
  • ABC two-piece puzzles (out of print)

Weather Sensory Bin from Lone Star SignersWe also have a CLOUDS sensory bin with cotton balls and blue marbles.

Here’s my Tot School: Weather Pinterest board–
Tot School Weather on Pinterest

Follow Melissa @ Lone Star Signers’s board Tot School: Weather on Pinterest.

Weather-themed Tot Trays from Lone Star Signers

Tot Trays:

  1. Umbrella playdough mat
  2. C is for Clouds tracing page (laminated)
  3. Rainy Day number maze
  4. Cloud lacing activity
  5. Colorful Umbrellas emergent reader
  6. Raindrop counting game
  7. Straw pieces & cheese container

All of our printables this week came from This Reading Mama.

What are your kiddos playing with this week?

Tot Trays: Day and Night

Whoo!! We are halfway done with summer, y’all! Are your kids bored yet?! (I may have mentioned here a time or two that I am not a fan of summer weather–really looking forward to some cooler temperatures and the return to park days.) Here are the toys my girls are playing with THIS WEEK:

Lone Star Signers: Toy Rotation, Week 12

 

Week 12

Signing class theme: Day & Night

Signing Time video: Baby Signing Time: A New Day

Main book: Time for a Hug by Phillis Gershator and Mim Green (I stumbled upon this gem at the library–so many great vocabulary words mixed in with adorable illustrations.)

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Toys with unlimited access:

Night-Time Sensory Bin from Lone Star Signers

We also have a night-time sensory bin with black beans, shiny stars, and white pom poms. We picked up these mini-pots at Dollar Tree last week, and my toddler loves pouring and dumping with them.

Here’s my Tot School: Day & Night Pinterest board–

Tot School Day & Night on Pinterest - Lone Star SignersFollow Melissa @ Lone Star Signers’s board Tot School: Day & Night on Pinterest.

Tot Trays: Day and Night | Lone Star Signers

Tot Trays:

  1. Pom-pom color sorting: use tongs for fine-motor practice. (You could even use dice to practice counting!)
  2. Star lacing activity (Kate has already asked for a moon shape, too.)
  3. Blue buttons for lacing and sorting (We’re singing a little Pete the Cat over here!)
  4. Simple craft stick color-matching activity

We aren’t using printables this week, but there are a few available on my Pinterest board.

What are your kiddos playing with this week?