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Signing Time!

Move and Groove (#203)

Jump, dance, spin and march along as the friends demonstrate many wonderful ways to move your body. [28 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Grade Levels
Curricular Areas
Literacy & Languages
Series Length
26 episodes
Average Episode Length
28 minutes
Record Rights
2 years from each broadcast. No duplication allowed.
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Series Description: Signing Time! is a multi-sensory series that introduces children and their caregivers to American Sign Language (ASL), a "hands on" second language used by millions. Rachel Coleman, her children Leah and Alex, and Hopkins, an animated frog, teach ASL signs for the alphabet, animals, feelings, foods, manners, colors, sports, days of the week, questions and common phrases, family members, as well as everyday objects and activities.

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  • My First Signs (#101)

    Alex and Leah play in their magical tree house as they share the very first signs they learned. [28 minutes]

  • Playtime Signs (#102)

    Alex and Leah share signs for their favorite play things. The Magic Words song teaches good manners. [28 minutes]

  • Everyday Signs (#103)

    The kids share signs for boy, girl, happy, sad, hungry and more. The "Silly Pizza Song" is played. [28 minutes]

  • Family, Feelings & Fun (#104)

    Alex and Leah share signs for family members, feelings and objects found outside. [28 minutes]

  • ABCs (#105)

    Alex, Leah, Hopkins and Rachel join together for a singing and signing alphabet adventure. [28 minutes]

  • My Favorite Things (#106)

    Signs for colors of the rainbow, fruits and vegetables and singing, dancing and jumping are shared. [28 minutes]

  • Leah's Farm (#107)

    The happy Signing Time gang sings and signs fun with their favorite animals on Leah's farm. [28 minutes]

  • The Great Backyard (#108)

    Alex, Leah and Hopkins try to spot animals during a hike in the woods. [28 minutes]

  • The Zoo Train (#109)

    The Signing Time gang hops on the zoo train to learn new signs for their animal friends at the zoo. [28 minutes]

  • My Day (#110)

    Signs for waking up, getting dressed, playtime, bedtime and things kids do every day are shared. [28 minutes]

  • My Neighborhood (#111)

    Signs for common neighborhood places include the park, the store, the post office and the library. [28 minutes]

  • My School (#112)

    Alex, Leah and Hopkins go to school and learn signs for everything in a classroom. [28 minutes]

  • Eating Time (#113)

    The gang shares more songs and laughs as they learn signs for more of their favorite foods. [28 minutes]

  • Nice to Meet You (#201)

    Phrases like "my name is," "how are you" and more will help you make new friends and greet old ones. [28 minutes]

  • Happy Birthday to You (#202)

    Sign and celebrate Leah's birthday with Alex, Leah, Hopkins and Rachel. [28 minutes]

  • Box of Crayons (#204)

    Rachel, Alex, Leah and Hopkins teach the signs for colors like pink, orange, purple and green. [28 minutes]

  • My House (#205)

    Alex, Leah, Hopkins and Rachel take a singing and signing tour of the rooms and objects in a house. [28 minutes]

  • Once Upon A Time (#206)

    The friends discover the joy of books through songs and signs. [28 minutes]

  • Going Outside (#207)

    Alex, Leah, Hopkins and Rachel experience the great outdoors while learning signs for nature. [28 minutes]

  • My Favorite Season (#208)

    The friends sing and sign their way through the changing seasons: winter, spring, summer and fall. [28 minutes]

  • My Things (#209)

    After playtime, Alex, Leah and Hopkins return every toy to its "right place." [28 minutes]

  • Who Has The Frog? (#210)

    The friends sign question words like who, what, where and when and try to find Hopkins the frog, [28 minutes]

  • My Favorite Sport (#211)

    The friends learn sports-related signs including basketball, baseball, soccer and football. [28 minutes]

  • Helping Out Around The House (#212)

    The friends sing and sign their way through household chores and discover that work feels like play. [28 minutes]

  • Days of the Week (#213)

    The friends learn to sign all seven day of the week. [28 minutes]

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