This ASL Stories Directory makes it easy for you to find hundreds of free videos of ASL retellings of your child’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 your child’s age or by the book’s title. Make the most of signing and reading with your child!
Find stories here–by age or by title
Center for Literacy and Deafness (CLAD) has created a variety of videos to help young children gain a foundation in American Sign Language (ASL). The short stories revolve around the daily activities of Miss Giggle and her students, while the songs teach vocabulary in a fun context. These videos are part of an early literacy intervention called Foundations for Literacy that builds foundational skills for all DHH children. The videos can be used with all children.
35 ASL Stories and 29 ASL Songs that you can view on the CLAD YouTube channel:
National Braille Press created the Great Expectations program to help parents and teachers bring picture books to life for blind children. Each book is chosen for its unique theme and is supplemented with picture descriptions and free online activities to further explore concepts found within the stories. The online activities are created especially for blind children and use a multi-sensory approach — through song, tactile play, body movement, engaged listening, and word play — all designed to promote active reading experiences for children with visual impairments.