Love it or hate it ( and we know the book is a bit polarizing with our readers!), there’s a reason Goodnight Moon has been around since the late 1940’s and is still a favorite today; there is something calming and beautiful about the repetitive, rhythmic prose that kids totally connect with.
In a genius move, Scholastic Storybook Treasures has put out this classic on video, along with several others, but with a twist; they not only show the words on the screen, along with the original classic artwork, but there is an ASL presenter in front of the images signing the story as it is read out loud.
I wouldn’t go so far as to say that your child will absolutely
learn American Sign Language by watching these videos. But I do think there’s a lot to be gained from
seeing the words on the screen paired with the verbal and visual aspects
of the stories.
Other Sign Language DVD tiles include A Pocket for Corduroy and Five Little Monkeys,
with two other stories on each disk. I guess what I love
best about this brilliant collection is that now every child can
experience “The old lady whispering ‘hush’.”–Betsy
Buy Goodnight Moon and other Scholastic Storybook Treasures Sign Language DVD’s at newkideo.com.