Welcome to Storytelling & Learning with ASDC!

This ASL Stories Directory makes it easy for you to find hundreds of free videos of ASL retellings of your child’s or student’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 age or by the book’s title. Make the most of signing and reading with your child! Get useful tips here.

 

Check this page often! We add signed stories & learning resources to the 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.

Thankfulness is the quickest path to joy. – Jefferson Bethke

We all have different ways of sharing our thanks and gratitude, especially as we enter the holiday season.

May the good things of life be yours in abundance, not just this week but today and always. Thank you for choosing us to help you find solutions and resources for your family, especially for your deaf child/student.

On behalf of all of us at ASDC, we appreciate you deeply. Thank you for being part of our mission. Happy Holidays.

ASL Video of the Week – November 23, 2022

When Little Bear has a BIG project, he needs lots of help from Mama Bear. He remembers to thank her all along the way, right up to a sweet surprise. Thank you for using your manners, Little Bear!

 

Be sure to visit ASDC’s YouTube channel for more ASL Learning videos!

Written by Michael Dahl.
Illustrated by Oriol Vidal.
Interpreted and signed by Krista Hine.
This is a sign language interpretation of “Bear Says Thank You”. Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.**

Visit our social media channels for some great ideas on how to support Deaf Awareness all year long!

Our new Language Acquisition reels on Facebook and TikTok are GREAT! Check them out! They are a great addition to creating deaf awareness and sharing about deaf etiquette.

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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!

ASDC Social Stories & Articles

Social Stories and Social Articles in ASL are compiled and adapted by ASDC to support parents, educators, professionals, and advocates as they teach and share information about social communication or interactions, rules, expectations, or routines. with children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing.

Social Stories and Social Articles are a safe and supportive way to provide children with information about social changes and expectations.

Social Stories in ASL are also available on ASDC’s YouTube and Kids YouTube Channels and under our Mental Health Resources tab.  Companion Social Articles can be downloaded and printed.

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.

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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!

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.