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Talking hands
Small Frey Productions.
Publication Information:
Atlanta, Ga. : Small Fry Productions, [2000?]
Physical Description:
1 videocassette (45 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Talking Hands teaches children more than 30 common words using American Sign Language (ASL).
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Video Cassette


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VID 2166 Juvenile VHS Cassette Language Kit

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Teaches children basic sign language using the ASL method.


Teaches more than 30 common words using American Sign Language (ASL) and Signing Exact English (SEE); DVD features interactive menus, previews, and fun special features.

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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 4-Using signs based on American Sign Language (ASL) and Signing Exact English (SEE), Talking Hands teaches young children how to sign about 30 words in a delightful and effective manner. A racially diverse group of adults and children demonstrate how to sign words such as "mother" and "ball." Most of the words being signed are easily understood by young children. Many of the words will tickle the fancy of young viewers ("bubbles," "car," and "cookie"). Others are included to reinforce etiquette ("please" and "thank you") or introduce opposites ("off" and "on"). Each sign is demonstrated several times, and the skillful camera work and editing clearly capture how to perform each gesture. Liz Storch's soothing narration moves at an unhurried pace. Quiet instrumental music adds to the pleasing atmosphere. Viewers will really enjoy the intercut shots of children playing, eating cookies, sharing a book with mother, and acting out the words being signed. The video not only teaches some basic signing skills, but encourages language development as well. Young children will enjoy teaching their hands to talk.-Brian E. Wilson, Oak Lawn Public Library, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.