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Literacy Activities

NEW

FREE Resources!  (Updated 5/6/20)

NON-SCREEN LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
From: Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/success4kidswhl.com/covid-newsletter-may-2020?e=40f0eaf219

Non-Screen Language Challenges:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UD2gQQH8Z9cRL7QBjm6rFYvGkLMfDRsi
(Access to Google Drive is needed)
Thanks to Kelsey Funk for creating this through the DHH Preschool Learning at Home Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DHHpreschool/  (This is a private group but you may request to Join the group.)

Speech Therapy Store:  http://www.speechtherapystore.com/free-speech-therapy-activities-for-digital-distance-learning/ (Has links to a lot of "freebies

Start with a Book:  Books and Activities for summer reading and learning from Reading Rockets: https://www.startwithabook.org/summer-reading-learning 

Developing Your Child's Reading Skills:  https://successforkidswithhearingloss.com/for-parents/reading/  (Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss)
 
And much more!  Check out their May newsletter!   
 
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MOTION LIGHT LAB

A FREE resource developed by Gallaudet University's "Motion Light Lab." Motion Light Lab is a space where creative literature intersects with digital technology to create immersive learning experiences. Motion Light Lab is part of the National Science Foundation Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning.

Click or copy and paste this link in your browser to register:  motionlightlab.podia.com/asl-literacy-activities. The site includes many resources for literacy development including activities, storybook apps, and more!  You will need to log-in by giving your name, email address, and creating a password.

"The Baobab remains free to download until April 2.   Our next app will be The Boy Who Cried Wolf - starting free on this Thursday, March 26 and we'll do live sessions next week, Monday, March 31, and Wednesday, April 2, at 10 AM."  

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Source: Indiana School for the Deaf

ASL Storytelling QR Codes: 180+ Signed Stories for Independent & Shared Viewing (pdf)

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Source:  American Society for Deaf Children

Sign & Read: ASDC's Comprehensive Directory of Children's Stories in ASL

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Source: Tennessee State Library & Archives & Nashville Public Library

"Ready Rosie"

Tennessee - Statewide:
Starting 4/1/20, Tennessee parents have access to Ready Rosie - https://readyrosie.com/en/tn/. Ready Rosie is an early education tool featuring hundreds of brief videos in English and Spanish that model learning activities for kids and caretakers. Videos and resources are available in English and Spanish. They are also captioned!

Davidson County residents:
Register:  https://app.readyrosie.com/en/register (you will need to enter a Nashville Zip Code; then, email address, mobile phone number, and create a password)