â€śOnce Upon a Signâ€ť has a series of DVDs all performed in American
Sign Language. They can be played with or without subtitles, and even
though they are designed for the deaf, they are fun shows for kids who
are not deaf.
â€śOnce Upon a Sign: The Magic Mirrorâ€ť teaches an important lesson
while entertaining viewers. Alice Cogswell is interested in entering the
schoolâ€™s talent show, but she is afraid. She doesnâ€™t feel like she has
any particular talent. She can, however, sign a poem, which is just as
good as twirling a hula-hoop, isnâ€™t it? It takes talent to do that, as
Alice soon learns.
After messing up her audition, Alice goes home in a huff, determined
not to put herself in that position again. But her mother insists she
never give up and, â€śIf you can dream it you can do it.â€ť
Then, to her surprise, her bedroom mirror magically comes to life in
the form of a man named Sparkle. He imparts the lesson of encouragement
and persistence and soon Alice has the confidence she needs to continue
with her dream of entering the talent show.
Other titles in this series are â€śOnce Upon a Sign: The New Goldilocks
and the Three Bearâ€ť which is a modern take on the old story. â€śJack and
the Beanstalkâ€ť, and â€śLittle Red Riding Hoodâ€ť, with â€śThe Stone Soupâ€ť, and
â€śThree Little Pigsâ€ť scheduled to be released in the future. All are
presented in American Sign Language.
Each DVD includes â€śFun Signsâ€ť for learning and recaps of the main signs used in the stories.
â€śWith the popularity of teaching babies sign language parents may be
looking for that next step for their children to learn more signs as
they grow older,â€ť says Joe Danis president of DawnSignPress. â€śWell, look
no more! Children, deaf or hearing, will love watching these stories
being brought to life in beautiful American Sign Language. And itâ€™s a
great way to bring together the deaf and hearing community.â€ť
Check out their site at www.dawnsign.com.