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After mastering Baby Signing Time and all of Series 1 I realized I still didn't really know how to have a conversation. This is perfect for us. My daughter has Down syndrome and signing time has been great for us as a family. She just turned 3 and her speech is currently in the 'typical' rante (verbally) but signing is still a great help. When you can move your hands through what you are supposed to say it really make it stick! It's also nice to prompt her with signs when she forgets what to say (such as please).
Based on some of the reviews for the Series 2, I was a little skeptical about purchasing them. But I wanted to learn more, and we loved Series 1 and BST. So I dived in and started buying Series 2.
I feel those reviews for Series 2 were a bit off base, but you can’t please everyone. This one is great! I love that you are learning sentences and not just single objects or single words. “Nice to Meet You" has great songs and information. Rachel started this new part throughout the series “What Time is it?” and it is a nice change of pace with Story Time, Counting Time, ABC Time, Game Time and Move/Groove Time. Some of those are a bit repetitive, but again most kids need that. A great start to the series!
The only critique that I have, if I could be so bold, is she doesn’t sign as many words as she did in the other series. Like when she sings a song, before in BST & Series 1 she would sign all through it and now I have noticed that she only signs the words that you learn in the dvd. I feel that is a bit backwards since the kids that are watching this are probably older and would get more out of it, learning more signs verses when they were babies. Since repetition is good, then at least sign the words previously learned from the first series.
Still, loved this one and would highly recommend it :)
I have a 3 year old grandson and I DVR Signing Time every week and Brandon loves to watch them and we both practice. Brandon can sign the alphabet faster than me and knows most of the signs already. He is a special needs child and this is one of his favorite shows. His little sister who is one and a half dances to the opening lines and knows some signs already, please, more, and thank-you. This show has really helped the family become more familiar with signing. Keep up the great work! Thank-you
I began signing with my son right after he turned a year old due to a sever speech delay. He was only say a few words and he was having sever temper tantrums. I did not know a lot of sign language so we found the Signing Time videos online and ordered the Baby Signing Time series to start with. Just to see how he did with them. He caught on very fast. The videos were entertaining so they kept his attention. We eventually ordered all of the videos. My son is almost 3 now and, even though he still does not have a very big spoken vocabulary, his signing vocabulary is tremendous. The tantrums (other than the normal "I did not get what I want tantrums) have all but stopped. He is able to asked for what he wants and we can understand him, so he does not get frustrated. He knows his complete alphabet, his numbers 1 -10 and his colors. I would recommend buying the videos to anyone with a child whether they have a child with a disability or not. They are a great learning tool for any child.
I have always been interested in baby sign language since I have worked as a childcare provider for many years. However, I was never really motivated to learn any signs other than the basics...more, all done, milk. When my son was around two and he still hadn't started talking we were told to start signing with him and to do hand over hand signing with him while we were in the process of diagnosing him. Fortunately he is able to hear but still not talking...but he is signing because of these videos! I can't believe how much sign language I have learned and remembered from watching these videos! The songs that they sign after each section of words is great because I try to sing along with the song using the signs I just was taught. They are fun, not cheesy at all, and face enough paced that I as an adult don't get bored yet slow enough so my son caught on. Even my 6 year old has begun watching them. I would recommend these to anyone who wants to learn some beginner signs with or without kids. May I say Silly Pizza song in Time to Eat video is the best. Thank You. Jen
My son Alex has autism and is learning to sign to communicate with us. These videos are wonderful tools to teach ASL. My daughter is almost 3 and she can sign along with him. They both love Signing Time! It has really blessed our family.
I so enjoy learning right along with my 15 month old. She learns the signs from Baby Signing Time quickly and loves the music too. We have the CD and play it often. I love trying to remember the signs to sing with the music and am getting quite good at it! I think this Mom is going to keep learning and my little one shares my enthusiasm! Wonderful product. Very well done. A joy to watch and learn!
My youngest daughter (2 yrs) loves Signing Time. She talks a lot because of learning sign language early.
I love these videos!!! My daughter is 13 months old and we recently discovered "Signing Time". I've read so much about teaching babies ASL, how it can help reduce tantrums and frustration, and it REALLY has! My daughter doesn't speak yet but now signs when she wants to eat or more milk, when she's done, "Thank you" and so much more! It has TOTALLY lessened both of our frustrations!
I had been teaching my daughter since birth ASL, and she caught on and started signing back a week after her first birthday. But, I didn't know how to find anymore signs to continue to expand her signing "vocab" (I had a book, ASL Baby Signing for Dummies)
We heard about Signing Time from a friend from church and went to the library to check them out. We instantly fell in love with it! She now signs "time" whenever she wants to watch. Though I don't give in every time - we still end up watching a different Signing Time video about once a day.
My daughter has no impairments with her hearing or learning, but it is the best thing to be able to communicate with her even though she can't form words yet. She is now almost 18 months, and recognizes and TON of signs, and can sign almost 140 signs.
This program is the best I have seen! Thank you to Rachel and Leah and Alex for bringing so much enjoyment to signing!
We rented the first two volumes over the summer, just for something fun to teach the kids during vacation. I only taught my older two boys the signs. Then a few months later, our doctor mentioned that our daughter may be autistic. At two, she was barely saying any words. However, she had picked up several of the signs on her own! Our library has the entire collection, and our daughter loves watching them. It has made all of our lives so much easier because she now has a way of "talking" without speaking. The videos are put together so nicely that everyone enjoys watching them. I'm so glad that we stumbled across the first two that day; they've truly been a Godsend!
signing time is great. My son who is autistic has about 20 signs already. He got the whole collection for christmas and he loves it. signing time is definately great for the whole family its fun and really easy to learn, what a great product we love SIGNING TIME!
Tiffany from clearfield utah
We originally rented the first three Signing Time dvds from our library, and our girls loved them!!! Since then we have purchased several more, and we have learned to sign as a family. Rachel and her family are inspiring and effective teachers, and we are grateful fans of her, Alex, Leah and all of the children and families featured in the videos.
My daughter was just at a year old when we realized she had learned an entire video's worth of sign language. Our city has the only school for the hearing impaired in our state, so we really wanted to encourage her to learn more. The problem was that we couldn't find ANYTHING that applied to children her age, and since she is not impaired, it took almost six months to get introduced to Signing Time by a new friend of ours.
She has just turned 3 and her baby sister just turned two. They have 3 of the Videos memorized. They love watching them, and my husband and I love learning it with them.
These are EXCELLENT videos and I'm so glad there's something out there for younger children that are so educational and fun for them to watch.
My son has mild Autism and doesn't like to talk unless he wants something (and its usually only a couple of words at a time). When I play the Signing Time CDs in the car, he is able to sing entire songs, so I get to hear his voice singing for at least 20 minutes or so!
THESE VIDEOS ARE GREAT LEARNING TOOLS.
I TOOK A BEGINNING SIGN LANGUAGE CLASS AND A BEGINNING 2 CLASS AS WELL AS A REVIEW CLASS 4 YEARS AGO AT A LOCAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE. IT ENABLED ME TO HELP SOME WITH THE JOB I HAD AT THE TIME IN THE TOURISM INDUSTRY AND ALSO HAS HELPED ME NOW THAT I HAVE MY OWN CHILD.
I HAVE TAUGHT HER SOME SIGNS BEFORE THE AGE OF 1 YEAR AND ALMOST ALL OF HER FRIENDS AGE KNOW SOME SIGN LANGUAGE AS WELL.
ONE OF HER FRIENDS HAS SOME OF THESE VIDEOS . THEY SHOWED THEM TO US WHEN I WAS SITTING FOR HIM. IT IS A GREAT WAY FOR THEM TO LEARN NEW SIGNS AND THE SONGS ARE TO CATCHY TUNES. I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE REST OF YOU, BUT MY LITTLE GIRL(2 YRS ) NOW LOVES MUSIC AND HAS REALLY LEARNED ALOT WATCHING THESE AS WELL AS OTHER VIDEOS SET TO MUSIC. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
This is an excellent show for kids with special needs, especially those that have speech problems and need the added help of signing to help them communicate their needs and to be more intelligible to others. I have daughter with Down syndrome and signing some words or parts of her sentences dramatically improves her speech and the intelligibility of her words. I could have used this a long time ago, but will start using the tapes now. We always combine saying the words with the signs and have never had a problem with her just using signs and not also using the words. The show is also great because it uses the music to combine the signs and many kids do well with movement to music to connect ideas and learn new things. I highly recommend this show! I don't know what that other reviewer is talking about saying this woman was "crazy"(great spelling there buddy), but I wanted to make sure to get a good review on there for parents who are serious about finding good materials to teach and help their children with special needs. Thanks for getting these out there for parents and kids!! :)
My youngest daughter (2 yrs) loves Signing Time. She talks about Rachael, Leah, Alex and Hopkins all the time! In fact, not only does she talk about them, but she uses signs every day! Now that we've added the first three volumes of Series Two to our collection, she runs around saying and signing, "Nice to meet you!" to everyone she sees! It has truly been a wonderful experience sharing Signing Time with my family and all of our friends! Our entire family, from older siblings to grandparents, aunts and uncles have really embraced it. Not only has it helped us communicate with our little one much earlier than we would've been able to without it, but I honestly feel that it has helped her be less frustrated and more able to learn. Some had felt that it may hinder her speech, but it has done no such thing! In fact, I get comments all the time about how clearly she speaks and her vocabulary is incredible. I really think that it stems from her introduction to Signing Time at such an early age (7 months). Thank you, Two Little Hands Productions, for creating such a wonderful series of products!
I LOVE this show! I have bought so many baby signing dvds and books and none of them compare to Signing Time! Rachel makes it so easy to learn and remember the signs. Rather than just showing them to you a couple times she points out how the sign relates to the thing it is. So helpful! I am so excited my baby and I found the show (now all we have to do is wake up at 7am on Sunday to watch it).
P.S. I think the tape on her fingers is to help the viewer see the signs better.
I loved this video!! I am a child care provider & was amazed at how fast the kids caught on. People have a hard time understanding my 4 year old, and although he was told by a speech specialists that he didn't need her help, I felt he needed something! He has only saw the first 3 videos, but everyone can see a difference. Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful tool!! I look forward to buying many more volumes!
At 18 months my son only spoke 3 words. After watching these his vocabulary and communication has improved in leaps and bounds. He loves this program and always asks me to turn them on.
I was freaked out the first time i saw this show. that lady looks crazzy. waht is up with the tape on her fingers. i had been up all night when i watched it so i was cracking up. i will definetly watch the show again
-Mike Hunt ;)
We rented the Everyday Signs DVD from the library and absolutely love it. My 3 year old daughter loves the songs that go along with it to help learn and remember the signs. I will definitely be looking for more of these DVD to learn more signs. I am excited to teach my 4 month old sign language soon too!
We love the new Signing Time Series 2, Nice to Meet You! My kids loved learning all the new signs and phrases. The songs are great (as always)! My 5 year old daughter loves to show everyone the new signs she has learned.
Thank you Signing Time! for all of your great products!
My son was so excited to learn phrases using sign. He has watched his shows several times and it is fun to see him practicing his new signs on others. I also really like the flow of the new series of videos. I think it will keep any kids attention and will also keep their minds hop-hop-hopping!
Nice to Meet You!!!!! We are so excited that we can use phrases now. My kids have been asking everyone What's your name? and we love to respond with My name is.... This volume is a must for your Signing Time! library. Once again Rachel and friends have created a terrific product. Thanks ST! and See you later!!!!