Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Signing Time Season 2 Volume 5 Going Outside|
Actors: Rachel Coleman, Leah Coleman, Alex Brown
Director: Travis Babcock
Genres: Kids & Family, Special Interests, Educational
Alex, Leah, their frog Hopkins, and Signing Time s Rachel Coleman return for a second series of charming animation, delightful songs and children signing that make any time Signing Time! Let's go outside today! In Going Ou... more »
D. Stephens | United States | 02/16/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I am disappointed with this, my first purchase of the Series Two DVD's.
There are more words that were already covered previously than there are new words. The sign for rain, in this DVD is different than the sign shown earlier. Ok, so apparently there are 2 signs for rain. If you knew 2 signs for rain, would you use 1, one time and the 2nd another time? Or would you use the one you prefer all the time? As an instructor, wouldn't you teach both at the time that word was introduced?
This is not a logical progression from series 1. As I stated before, more of the words shown in this DVD have already been covered with only a few new words. Would you keep buying new, say for example, recipe books if there were only 5 new recipes and the rest were repeats from the old book, or tv show DVD's where there were more repeat episodes from the previous DVD with a few more new episodes?
There is a lot of time spent on singing and much less time showing the signs. It isn't nearly as easy to learn a sign from this format as it was from the series 1 format.
I really wanted to learn sign language enough to be able to hold a conversation. It doesn't seem possible via DVD ... yet."
Another great edition of Signing Time!
Janine K. | Blacksburg, VA | 01/17/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This volume includes a collection of some signs that are available on previous volumes as well as some new signs such as 'thunder' and 'sky' and new songs putting them together in a different way. We love the incorporation of 'Hopping Time' which gets the kids up off of the couch and 'Story Time' which introduces a bunch of new signs and vocabulary words and rhymes. We really enjoy the new concepts introduced in all of the Series 2 volumes which are more interactive and build on each new sign to put the song together. As always, the music is fresh and we don't mind watching and listening to it over and over again!"