ASL Stories Directory

Updated 3/14/22

This ASL Stories Directory makes it easy for you to find hundreds of free videos of ASL retellings of  your child’s favorite books. Research shows that reading and signing stories together helps promote essential literacy skills for ALL children: deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing. Use the ASL Stories Directory to quickly find stories by your child’s age or by the book’s title. Make the most of signing and reading with your child! Get useful tips here.

Check this page again soon! We are adding more signed stories to the ASL Stories Directory each week. If you have a favorite video that’s not listed here, or if you want to add your own video of you and your child signing one of your favorite books, please share it with Cheri at cheri@deafchildren.org. Thank you.

ASL StorySigning Coloring Pages

Storysigning coloring pages designed just for you!

Our fun coloring pages will align with various stories shown in our directory, focus on seasons, holidays, or specific topics, or were created just for fun! Coloring pages can be found in both English and Spanish.

Each coloring page shows a person signing, and how to correctly use the sign.  These are great additions to your signing and reading activities with your child! Check back often as we will add new coloring pages monthly, sometimes more!

Enjoy!

New Coloring Pages!

Lions, Tigers, and Bears! Oh, My! – Companion pages to ASL Video of the Week for August 11, 2022 – The Wizard of Oz in ASL

Spanish Page                                                                                                             English Page

ASL Stories Directory by AGE

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Ages 3 and up

 

Ages 4 and up

 

 

ASL Stories Directory by HOLIDAY

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St. Patrick's Day

Books about St. Patrick’s day and the color green!

ASL Stories Directory by MONTH/OBSERVANCES

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Deaf Women's History Month (March)

Under construction – come  back soon!

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Deaf History Month (April)

Under Construction! Come back soon!

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ASL Day (April 15)

Under Construction! Come back soon!

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AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) Heritage Month (May)

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month is celebrated annually in May in the United States to highlight the history, heritage and contributions of Asian Pacific American communities.  Asian-Americans and Pacific Islander Americans (AAPI) play a large role in the history of the United States. Contributing to stronger societies as individuals and as a group, their ancestry tracks back to continental Asia (the Middle East, East Asia and Southeast Asia) and the Pacific Islands (Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia) in the United States. The contributions of the AAPI community are vast, from  art  to  infrastructure  to  politics, and much more.    

Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs) have played an important role in U.S. history, which we want to celebrate! Learn more at these websites:

There are also many online API Deaf/HH  communities that provide helpful insight and support.  We encourage you to find one that works best for you.

Below, we share some fun ASL Storysigning Videos from API authors and illustrators.  Take a look!

Sumo Joe

Monsoon

Korean Cinderella

Hand Over Hand

Mei Mei’s Lucky Birthday Noodles

D is for Dragon Dance

Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas

Got some Storysigning links you’d like to share? Please send them to Cheri at cheri@deafchildren.org

Mental Health Awareness Month (May)

ASDC is partnering with Signed by Stories to raise awareness and spread education about the challenges that deaf youth face in finding support for their mental health.

Take a look at our partnership and learn more about Signed by Stories – as videos and conversations are posted, we will link them here. 

ASDC PARTNERS WITH SIGNED BY STORIES

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Pride Month (June)

Happy Pride! 

Learn family-friendly gender-inclusive signs and language from our friends at ASL@Home

Pride Month 

LGBTIQA+ Deaf Resources

 

ASL Stories Directory by TITLE

Note: When a story is listed twice (or even three times) in the ASL Story Directory, it means that we are linking out to videos of different people telling the same story. Watch each one and compare them! There are so many fun ways to tell the same story in ASL.

If you enjoy using the ASL Stories Directory, please consider donating or joining ASDC. See our Impact Report to learn more about how we’re bringing families together through American Sign Language.