- People are impressed that we're trying to teach our kids ASL. Our kids grin when we sign at them, and may even know what we're saying. Soon, we hope to see them signing back.
- I really liked the videos and the songs. It was good to have a model of the sign so I can follow along. The weekly reviews were helpful and allowed me to recall the signs taught from the previous lessons.
- I really enjoyed the songs in this course. Very appropriate for the children I work with (most toddlers). I did enjoy watching the videos with your friend, the comedian. He was great to watch his expressions and how he signed. Very entertaining but also educational. The weekly reviews were great to remind me of previous signs (a great refresher)!
- Today I was working in the infant room and a child kept bringing me books. I signed whatever I knew from the book to share with him and he did some too. I always did the basic signs: thank you, more, please. Since learning more signs, I've definitely incorporated them into my teaching.
- It is very exciting and rewarding to see the infants repeat signs back and initiate signs when interacting with adults. Awesome!!
- My comfort level with signing has definitely increased. The more I learn, the more I want to learn. I like that many of the signs relate to what they refer to and I find it helps with memorizing them. I enjoy being able to watch the videos repeatedly to hear, see and imitate the signs.
- My signing comfort level has increased. i am using it with my class. It has become more natural for me. I am enjoying this class very much.
- I have been signing with my now 13 month old everyday, and when I first started, people would look at me and ask why I was signing to my son and if he was deaf...I would be hesitant and unsure really what to tell them, but now I am just like...No he isnt deaf...but it helps him be less frustarted... and it helps me to understand him at an earlier age...and am now eager to explain it to people and even teach them some of the signs we use. So I do believe my comfort level has increased, and since I've been taking these classes...I am able to share more with them!!
- I have found that my comfort level has increased, especially during sessions with the children I work with. I find I am more confident - when parents ask me for new signs I don't need to consult my ASL book as frequently, or if I do, it's to confirm what I already throught it was!
- I use more signs every day, just for my own practice in my classroom. Both my co teacher and I are having success with our one year olds using signs for "help" when they're frustrated, and some of the children are even stringing two signs together "more, please" or "book please". Sometimes I even find myself doing some signs when I'm at my other job (where there are NO children!) and I have to catch my hands and put them away when I talk!
- I use signs more consistently and have been signing the alphabet with my toddlers. I have also been signing the Roly Poly song we learned in unit 3. The toddlers love it and always say, "again" after we sing and sign.
- I am becoming more aware of signs especially in my workplace. I used to only be able to recognize a few signs while communicating with student who are deaf or hard of hearing and now I am aware of so much more. I now understand that a lot of the sign has to do with the emotion level used, something I never really thought much of before taking this class. I only hope to continue with my signing education and some day become fluent in sign.
- I work with a member of the Deaf community and I used to "freeze" when I tried to sign to her. Now I try new signs every day and she is surprised! Weehands takes signing apart to give me the basics like hand shape, body position and a memory device to learn a new word. I have taken sign language classes twice before and these hints were never discussed. I did not do well with learning more than a few signs by practicing in a mirror which was the suggested method. I am ready to teach my first class and although a little hesitant, I feel confident to do it because I can remember the hand shapes and boby positions for the words I have learned.
- I have been self taught sign language up to starting the EveryDay Sign class. I have become much more comfortable using signs and I have found myself using some of the signs I have recently learned during my speech therapy sessions.
- Today I felt very comfortable showing the children and parents a couple songs with sign! It was great learning together is such a joy.
- My babies are soaking up everything I am showing them and it is so much fun to be learning new ones to take to them and watch them take it home to their parents. This is so much fun.
- I try to use some signing everyday in my class and like to add a couple new signs on a daily basis. Using the different signs on a regular basis helps me to remember them. Often my students want to know signs that I haven't learned yet so I will look it up in The Baby Signing Book. We are having great fun broadening our horizons.
- I have totally become more comfortable with signing and the children enjoy watching the videos with me and practicing the signs. I am able to confidently use the signs where as before I was hesitant using them. I feel comfortable and confident in using them daily and passing on what I am using.