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Signing With Babies And Children: November 2010

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

16 ways to spell Hanukkah

Click here  to enjoy and practice Hanukkah Signs (see below 16 different ways to sign!)

Hanukkah : 8,470,000 hits.

Chanukah : 3,390,000 hits.
Hanukah : 862,000 hits.
Hannukah : 677,000 hits.
Chanuka : 335,000 hits.
Chanukkah : 274,000 hits.
Hanuka : 192,000 hits.
Channukah : 128,000 hits.
Chanukka : 116,000 hits.*
Hanukka : 86,300 hits.
Hannuka : 51,400 hits.
Hannukkah : 37,300 hits.
Channuka : 33,600 hits.
Xanuka : 992 hits.
Hannukka : 686 hits.
Channukkah : 508 hits.
Channukka : 489 hits.*
Chanuqa : 25 hits.

Let the Sign Shine,


Etel Leit, M.S.

Founder & Owner


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

ThanksGIVING Song - Sing with us and THANK your little one!

Click here or on the picture to view a HOW TO: Thanksgiving song and art project.
Let the Sign Shine with many forms of THANKS,

Etel Leit, M.S.
Founder & Owner

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Impressive Expressive Signing

As seen here on the CBS news just this weekend, Signmark is the first rap artist. He was born deaf. And as he preforms in sign language, he is able to bridge the gap between both the music and deaf communities. He did just that in New York City during International Deaf Awareness Week.

Signmark began translating Christmas Carols into signs at a young age as he wanted to participate along with others. He became the first deaf rapper to land a record contract, and although he can't hear the music, he can feel the beat. His music and concerts are a shared experience for one and all. He strives to fight for equality between all cultures.

Signmark explains his journey towards becoming the first deaf rapper here. Take note: one of the songs does have a swear word in it. Subtitles are provided, so you can turn the volume off if impressionable ears are nearby.

For more news features such as from Hong Kong, check out his facebook page.

As Thanksgiving is approaching rapidly, and your children may be home from school, try having them choose a song and learn the signs to that song. I remember having lip sink concerts all the time on those snow days where school was canceled. How about a signing lip sink concert?

As my youngest is 7 months old and is starting to use motions to communicate, such as waving his hand, I am even more encouraged to continue to teach him sign language. Enjoy the gift of sign language and the gift of family time this holiday season.

take care, Shawna

Friday, November 12, 2010

GREAT TOOL: What to do when you in a middle of..... and your child keeps interrupting?

What to do when you are in a middle of.....  and your child has something soooo important to tell you or to show you?

We have all been there more than once or twice. You are in a middle of a conversation with another adult, you are on the phone, or just finishing writing something down... your child has something SO important to say, or to show you! Now! Right Now! How will you respect his/her need to tell you this verrry important thing, and still feel your needs are met?
Click here or on the picture to watch the best tool that will save your day.

The joys of Baby Sign Language! 

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Let the Sign Shine,