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Every Deaf child has the right to learn a first language effortlessly.
Language First aims to educate and raise awareness about American Sign Language (ASL)/English bilingualism and the importance of a strong first language foundation for Deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children. Browse resources, handouts, events, and intervention activities to make your work as evidence-based as it can be.
Enjoy Reading and the Outdoors!
Take a short walk and read My Monster Truck Goes Everywhere with Me- Illustrated in American Sign Language at the permanent StoryWalk® at Mount Hope Farm, Bristol, Rhode Island courtesy of the Friends of Rogers Free Library. The StoryWalk® is on the North Pasture, located on the left-hand side as you drive into the farm. The StoryWalk® at Mount Hope Farm is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., except holidays. My Monster Truck Goes Everywhere with Me will be on display on for the month of September 2023. On the 12th Children’s Librarian, Sarah Griffin will give a personal tour and read the story at 10:00 a.m. A special shout out to Ruth Maille author of The Power of Kindness: Through the Eyes of Children for setting this all up!
Artilicious Fine Art Fair Saturday, September 16: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by SCBWI MI
Funky Ferndale Art Fair - Friday, September 22: 3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by SCBWI MI
Deaf Celebration Day 2023 - Saturday, September 30, 2023, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Southfield Civic Center. I will be sharing a table with Mickey Carolan with his book Sky, the Deaf Home Run Hero: A Lesson in Courage! There will be a couple of stage presentations and reveals!
Scheduling Author Visits for this fall.
Schedule yours now!
Experience the seemingly magical power of American Sign Language. Author visits will be personal and engaging with a big focus on student participation and learning.
Students will be left with excitement and anticipation for what's possible and leave with a new appreciation for sign language and for the deaf and hard-of-hearing world.
I'm so excited to share these freebies with you! Get access to our ASL Education Supplement pack that includes the 5 parts of sign, a classifier that helps with hand movements in ASL and so much more. You'll also get access to our printable ASL alphabet chart and our 5 printable coloring pages too!
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"When a Deaf child sees these pictures illustrated in sign language, their eyes will light up."
— Isaac Liang
Illustrator of "My Monster Truck Goes Everywhere with Me"
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