It is said that teaching young children sign language improves their vocabulary, their comprehension, and their fine motor skills, as well as raising his or her IQ by an average of 12 points! I’ve no reason to doubt it. When my son was a baby, we taught him a few signs which served him well. He seemed to pick up the words and the signs together, and we loved watching him learn so quickly! Now he’s 4, and he still signs without knowing it. (While asking for a treat he especially wants, his hands sign “more”!) So when we received Scholastic Storybook Treasures new Sign Language DVD’s, “Goodnight Moon & More Great Bedtime Stories” and “A Pocket for Corduroy (A Sign Language DVD)“, I wondered how he’d like them.
Each DVD contains 3 stories which are read aloud while someone stands off to the side of the imagery, signing the story. It’s great fun for the kids to watch, and afterwards they can even watch the signer take them through the vocabulary words one at a time so they too can give it a try.
I’ll admit I wondered if my son would find the sign language distracting, but it’s quite the opposite. He seems pretty engaged, and he requests those DVD’s so often that I’ve had to encourage him to give them a break so we don’t start reciting A Pocket for Corduroy in our sleep!
If you’d like to give these Scholastic DVD’s a try, then here’s your chance. Two dkM readers will win a copy of either “Goodnight Moon” and “A Pocket for Corduroy” from Scholastic Storybook Classics!
Multiple Options for Multiple Entries:
1.) Just visit Scholastic and tell me what else you liked or learned there! (***You may enter once a day, but please list a new item you like each time.) Remember, leave an interesting comment. If I cannot contact the winner, you might be chosen instead based on your comment.
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