While books and flashcards for ASL can be helpful, the very best way to learn ASL (I’ve found) is through video. If you’re interested in adding ASL to your homeschooling curriculum this year, these American Sign Language Videos are a great place to start!
We’ve been using American Sign Language in our family for years. I learned ASL as a child and I worked as an interpreter during my late teens, which helped me to build a deep appreciation for the unique beauty of sign language. I’ve since found it to be a wonderful tool for helping kids (both deaf and hearing) to communicate.
American Sign Language Videos for Homeschoolers
There are a lot of ASL videos available these days, both on the Internet and in stores, but there aren’t many that are of good quality and are specially geared toward kids. Some sign language videos also include signed English, which is not the same as ASL.
Here are a few of the best ASL videos I’ve personally seen on YouTube and on Amazon:
1. 100 Basic Signs in American Sign Language – Lifeprint
2. American Sign Language for Kids – ASL Beginner Level 1
3. Signing Time: My First Signs
Look! We’re Learning! also has its own YouTube channel where you can watch free ASL lessons about a variety of topics, including:
Days of the Week and Telling Time in American Sign Language
Family Signs in American Sign Language
Opposite Words in American Sign Language
Weather Words in American Sign Language
Food Signs Part 1 in American Sign Language
Food Signs Part 2 in American Sign Language
Animal Signs in American Sign Language
How to Ask Questions in American Sign Language
School Signs in American Sign Language
If you’d like to reinforce your ASL lessons, check out our ASL flashcards, ASL clip cards and ASL puzzles! They’re perfect for an informal quiz or an ASL matching game! For even more ASL tools, stop by to read our picks for 10 of the top ASL Resources for Homeschoolers!
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