In coming up with my own ASL graphics to print to go along with the songs Noah is learning, I happened across a site that has a whole bunch of songs done in simple ASL. Considering how I’ve searched and searched for these and haven’t been able to find them, I’m delighted these have already been done and I can share them with you. These are definitely for beginners, as most of them only have two or three signs per song, but it’s a great place to start. These include, Baa baa black sheep, Old McDonald, Mary Had a Little Lamb, the Itsy Bitsy Spider and Row, Row, Row Your Boat.
How about you? Do you have any songs in sign to share? What songs would you like to have the sign language for?
Here are some larger sized PECs and a sequencing board to go along with the Itsy Bitsy Spider PEC board. Just click on the thumbnail, and it will take you to a printable PDF file.
Itsy Bitsy Spider Sequencing Cards - PDF
1. Print and laminate the printout.
2. Cut out the picture cards.
3. Cut out the number strip; do not cut the numbers separately from each other.
4. Sing the Itsy Bitsy Spider with your little one, placing the picture cards on the appropriate number as you go.
A Step Up:
Using hand-over-hand assistance, help your child place the picture cards on the appropriate numbers as you progress through the song.
Once your child is familiar with the technique, begin gradually removing the hand-over-hand assistance and allow him to place the picture cards on the appropriate number as you progress through the song.
The Itsy Bitsy Spider is a song that I’ve been trying to get Noah interested in for years. Finally, he’s interested, but I can’t always get him to do the gestures, so I thought I’d introduce a PEC board for it. It went over well today with occasional hand-over-hand assistance.
(Added on 3-30-2012) Just realized I didn’t mention that if you click on this board, it will take you to the printable PDF. I also have posted a set of itsy-bitsy-spider-sequencing-cards.