ASK Angie ASL – FROZEN
FROZEN: The hit movie of the season: let’s take some time to learn some fun winter themed signs that also correlate with the movie. Starting with the word “frozen”, which is also the same sign as ice. For the word “princess” just draw a sash across your neck with the P and come down. If you’re signing the word “prince” it just comes straight across like you’re doing a sash. Angie also shows us how to how to sign the following words: kingdom, snow, winter, reindeer, sled, Christmas, tree, magic, right, wrong, good, bad, love, forgive, nice, glove, mittens, coat, hat, and fireplace. Signing is fun and a great way to communicate in a different language.
1. Remember that as the weather becomes cooler, it’s easier to allow your child to still communicate if they are wearing gloves vs. mittens. I know it sounds silly, but as a teacher, I see it every year where my students are limited on their communication abilities due to cooler weather. Parents tend to purchase the readily available mittens verses gloves. It is very difficult to fingerspell, or even want to sign, when your hands are cold.
2. Deaf students and those with Down Syndrome are more prone to ear infections during the changing of the seasons. It may not appear to be evident at the onset of the infection, but look for signs of the student suddenly not paying attention as much or showing a preference to a specific ear. Contact your audiologist in the county to look into possibly getting a sound system for the classroom that makes the teacher’s voice equally as loud in all areas of the classroom. If a specific student is prone to multiple ear infections each year, then this is a must for their learning environment.
check out some of these sites for holiday gift ideas that have sign language on them. Lots of great stocking stuffers!
ADCOHearing.com – lots of gift ideas with sign language
Diglo.com – equipment for Deaf / Hard of Hearing Individuals
HandCraftEdASL.com – any of my products are great for hearing and deaf children / siblings.
Rule-the-School.com – deaf education products
Angie Craft author and teacher brings over 26 years of experience in deaf education and is committed to serving the deaf community. Keenly aware of the isolation that deaf students often experience, Angie developed and wrote HandCraftEdASL to bridge the communication gap between deaf children who primarily use American Sign Language and their parents, peers or educators. www.handcraftedasl.com
Image Courtesy Frozen©Disney.com
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This post originally appeared on our November/December 2014 Magazine