Of all the foreign languages that we can expose ourselves to and learn in our homeschool, Sign Language has been one of my favorites.
Even just learning a few key phrases and signs can be very helpful in the real world. My son used some of these resources when he was in our highschool and has been able to use many of the signs he learned as he works as a cashier at our local grocery store. Sign Language is a very useful skill to teach your children. It is something I even started incorporating into our home by teaching all of our children baby sign language. If you are wanting to help your kids learn sign language, or if you are just wanting to learn it yourself, you must check out all these FREE resources!
Life Print has a completely free ASL resource called American Sign Language University. There are so many free sign language lessons. You can learn 100 basic signs, finger spelling and complete sign language lessons. There are printables as well as video lessons. They have an awesome self study schedule that my son used to teach himself with the videos.
Look We’re Learning has 11 different free sign language lessons and videos, with free printables to go along with them.
Signing Savvy is an ASL website that can help you learn sign language. You can watch videos, build your own word lists and share them with others, create virtual flash cards and quizzes, print signs, build sign phrases and more!
Hand Speak is another ASL website that has an ASL dictionary, ASL for kids, a children’s ASL dictionary, finger spelling tutorials, an ASL word of the day video and so much more.
ABC Teach has tons of free ASL printable flash cards and posters, as well as printables in these categories:
ASL Color Photos
ASL Emergency Words/Health
ASL Manual Alphabet Photos
ASL School Words
ASL WH Questions
Here are some great flashcards and books to help you and your kids learn sign language:
Carson-Dellosa Publishing Sign Language Flash Cards (CD-3927)Time to Sign: Sign Language for KidsSigning for Kids, Expanded EditionAmerican Sign Language Dictionary, Third EditionLearn American Sign LanguageSign Language for Kids: ABC Sign and Color (A-Z Alphabet plus ASL Signs) (American Sign Language Coloring Books)Signing Illustrated: The Complete Learning GuideBarron’s 500 Flash Cards of American Sign LanguageSign Language Workbook for Kids – Learning Made SimpleRandom House Webster’s Compact American Sign Language DictionaryA Basic Course in American Sign Language
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate!) She is a an eclectic,Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!