I am so excited to bring you this new series of worksheets, books, and activities which introduce American Sign Language to kids of all ages! If you and your children would like to learn American Sign Language, we think you’ll love these American Sign Language flash cards and matching game.
The History of American Sign Langauge
American Sign Language has been around for a long time. But who invented it or how did it come to be? What we call American Sign Language (ASL) actually has roots in Europe. Late in the 18th century, a teacher of the deaf, Abbe de l’Epee of France, developed an early form of sign language that contributed to American Sign Language. (Source: VeryWellHealth.com)
American Sign Language Books for Kids
I’ve found that there are not a ton of books on the market for teaching ASL to young children, but these are some the best ones I’ve found so far. Check them out and let me know your own favorite ASL finds!
Sign Language Alphabet Flash Card & Matching Game–Printable Pack
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing new printable packs to help teach your kids basic American Sign Language. This week’s pack focuses on the alphabet by using flashcards and a matching game. I’ve found that printing these out and laminating them greatly increases the shelf life for use with multiple ages!
This first pack introduces children (and adults) to the alphabet. It is so much fun to learn how to sign your own name! Grab this first 10-page pack below and have fun practicing!