ASL

Establishing Family Routines | The Productive Home

I’m always looking at ways to make my life more productive. With two kids it can be hard keeping things organized and schedules on track.
Today we are talking about establishing strong family routines.
Ann Gomez is a productivity consultant and founder of Clear Concept Inc. http://www.clearconceptinc.com
She is my life saver when it comes to helping me get my life organized.
We hope you find the tips in these videos useful!

How do I Sign a NAME in ASL | Viewer Q&A

Today I’m answering the question – How do you sign a person’s name in ASL. This is a great question because people always assume that there is one sign for one name but this isn’t the case. Watch and see how you sign a person’s name.

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Regional Differences of Signs (ASL) | Viewer Questions

Today I’m talking about the regional differences of signs. There is sometimes more than one way to sign the same word. Be sure to check out what regional differences are and why it’s important to know.
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Signing Stories – “Good Girl”

We LOVE hearing your Signing Stories, and have reached out to our own instructors to hear their favourites as well! Here is a sweet story from our instructor, Dawna, who is located in Pickering Ontario (View Website).

Thank you for sharing, Dawna!

We adopted our daughter from China and she was 12 months, 2 weeks old when we brought her home. I started signing to her immediately. All the typical signs. Milk, mumma, dadda, girl, boy, food, good, bad, etc. One night, when she was about 15 months old, after rocking her to sleep, I gently put her in her crib. Of course she woke up and started crying. She stood with her arms up wanting me to pick her up. I said, “no honey, it’s bed time. You have to go to sleep.” Signing “bed/sleep”. She signed, as she was sobbing, “good” and “girl”. (I get teary every time I tell this story.) She was letting me know that she thought I was making her lie down because I thought she wasn’t a good girl. (Either that, or she was a master manipulator at a very early age!) That was it! I picked her up and cuddled her until she fell asleep again and I’ve been wrapped around her beautiful little finger ever since.

We would love to hear your signing stories as well! Send them along to RCDirector@Mysmarthands.com for your chance to be featured!