Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: English: Language Arts

The Sign Language Series

This series of programs introduces young and adult viewers to sign language. Series: 2 programs x 32 minutes.
Associated Book: Talking With Your Hands... Click for more

Shape Up and Sign: Numbers and the Alphabet

Shape Up and Sign: Numbers & the Alphabet

"Highly Recommended. A great way to teach all young children basic sign language." -School Library Journal
"Highly Recommended. This is an entertaining and educational resource for a variety of educational settings. It flows along in a very upbeat and enjoyable fashion. An asset to schools, libraries, recreational facilities and homes in providing fun learning. Including hearing and hearing-impaired children lends credibility to help motivate children to participate." -Mark Jenks, -Deaf/Blind Books & Media Review
"Highly Recommended. A desirable resource that promotes not only sign-language, but also health and fitness." -CITC Review
Obviously, for deaf and hard of hearing people, sign language is a useful and trusted form of communication; it too can be a wonderful second language for hearing people. Like many skills the sooner you learn it, the better. Another example of something that is good to learn when you're young is physical fitness. This classic two-part program combines the two, offering a proven technique to motivate children not only to learn how to sign, but also to remember to include exercise as part of their daily routine. Each part features Gina Oliva, Ph. D., (Alone in the Mainstream: A Deaf Woman Remembers Public School), a Professor of Physical Education and Recreation at Gallaudet University, Rick Baldi, the sign language interpreter (fingerspeller), Linda Crider, a Fitness Consultant with the Florida Governor's Council of Physical Fitness and Sports, and a group of deaf and hearing children, who are between the ages of six to ten, to participate in each complete aerobic exercise workout, which includes upbeat music and a cool-down period, as they learn how to sign in Part 1: Numbers and in Part 2: The Alphabet. Viewers are invited to join the fun and learning as they "shape up 'n sign:" Child participants include: Jessica Baldi, Justin Baldi, Summer Crider, Betsy Smith, Ben Leinfelder and Naomi Frometa. Produced by Gallaudet University/Phys. Ed Dept. 03/09DE PI 32 min.

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