Signing Time! - Netflix

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Signing Time! is a television program targeted towards children aged one through eight that teaches American Sign Language. It is filmed in the United States and was created by sisters Emilie Brown and Rachel Coleman, the latter of whom hosts the series. Between the years 2006 and 2008, it was aired by American Public Television in many cities across the US. Signing Time! is produced and distributed by Two Little Hands Productions, which is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Signing Time's multi-sensory approach encourages learning through three senses — visual, auditory and kinesthetic — and reaches children with diverse learning styles and abilities by encouraging interaction through signing, singing, speaking and dancing. Throughout the series, Coleman, her daughter Leah, Leah's cousin Alex, and Hopkins, an animated frog, teach ASL vocabulary-building signs. The series teaches signs for common words, questions, phrases, movements, colors, sports, days of the week, everyday objects, and common activities.

Signing Time! - Netflix

Type: Variety

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2002-05-01

Signing Time! - Signing Time! - Netflix

Signing Time! is a television program targeted towards children aged one through eight that teaches American Sign Language. It is filmed in the United States and was created by sisters Emilie Brown and Rachel Coleman, the latter of whom hosts the series. Between the years 2006 and 2008, it was aired by American Public Television in many cities across the US. Signing Time! is produced and distributed by Two Little Hands Productions, which is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Signing Time’s multi-sensory approach encourages learning through three senses — visual, auditory and kinesthetic — and reaches children with diverse learning styles and abilities by encouraging interaction through signing, singing, speaking and dancing. The series teaches signs for common words, questions, phrases, movements, colors, sports, days of the week, everyday objects, and common activities. Currently, Signing Time! interstitial music videos can be seen on Nick Jr. As of October 4, 2010, public television stations were allowed to show the series for the next two years..

Signing Time! - History and conception - Netflix

In 1996, Rachel Coleman had a daughter, Leah. When their daughter was 14 months old it was discovered that she had been deaf since she was born. Subsequently she was taught sign language, first with Signing Exact English (SEE), then with American Sign Language (ASL), so that they could learn to communicate. Coleman noticed that within six months, Leah's sign language vocabulary surpassed the vocabulary of hearing children her same age.

Coleman and her sister Emilie created a visual video for hearing children's learn ASL, and started Two Little Hands Productions, their production company. A foundation, Signing Time! Foundation, also exists to teach ASL. The foundation is dedicated to making sign language fun and accessible to all children, and to furthering Rachel's advocacy. Through the Signing Time foundation, Rachel is a keynote speaker at speaking engagements where she shares her message, journey, and experiences. To help children like Rachel's daughter who were diagnosed with hearing loss, the foundation offers an initiative where it delivers, free of charge, an online ASL curriculum called SignIt to those children's families.

Signing Time! - References - Netflix