Story Time with Signs & Rhymes Set 1
Story Time with Signs & Rhymes offers a variety of rhythmic, playful stories for read-aloud fun. American Sign Language (ASL) signs are incorporated into the book design, inviting children to sign along with the story. The result is a literacy-based, finger-play experience sure to engage students and teach signing.
- Spring 2020
- Fall 2019
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Picture Books|
|Subject||Language Arts, Social Studies|
|Imprint||Looking Glass Library|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||9.5 x 8.25|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Reviewed, Sources for further research, and Suggested websites|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Story Time with Signs & Rhymes – School Library Journal
The text is lively, and Bauer’s colorful illustrations crackle with cartoony energy. Each book contains a glossary of signs including illustrations and descriptions of how to produce the signs, as well as “Fun Facts about ASL,” and “Signing Activities.” The signs themselves are well chosen for the target audience, and the structure of the stories provides a great way to introduce and reinforce basic ASL vocabulary for hearing children.
Big Blue Bowl (Story Time with Signs & Rhymes) – Booklist
Children who are interested in learning sign language will find the Story Time with Signs & Rhymes series an intriguing place to start. Rather than just offering the letters and some examples of American Sign Language (although that is included), the main selling point here is how the story becomes a vehicle for the signs. Happily, an appended two-page spread gives more detailed instructions on how to make the word, as well as the reasoning behind the sign. The pleasing, thickly colored artwork is well above that found in many series books, and even without the sign-language hook, kids will enjoy the repetition and rhyme of the tale. “Fun Facts” and “Signing Activities” neatly close this well-thought-out book.