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11/22/2020

I’m thrilled that my handmade Bear dry erase board stand has been SOLD! It will be heading off to Arizona. I have brainstormed new craft themes, some of which are for ASL users. They are special! Surprise! To see new items, add my ETSY shop to your favorites.

11/12/2020

Discussing My New Book Sharing Strategies For Signing Kids

I am discussing the three versions of an ASL virtual storytime for the “From Head to Toe” book by Eric Carle along with the use of my handcrafted “Bookcase” book stand. Please click on “Full screen” if you want to compare the three versions better. Which version do you think is more effective for deaf and hard of hearing children, and for which purpose? ASL receptive skills? Understanding the connection between ASL and print language better? Is the feeling of a traditional book more natural? What do you think about this technique with terms of the use of the book stand? Don’t you think it is helpful for educators, librarians and parents? How about non-signing librarians?

Version 1

This version shows two separate videos, one for the narrator and the other for the book itself at the same time. The video for the narrator is a bit bigger than the other video for the book.

Version 2

This version shows two separate videos, one for the narrator and the other for the book itself. The video for the book is a bit bigger than the other video for the narrator. See the other two versions for the same story.

Version 3

This version shows one single video for the narrator with the book.

Alternative Version

RMDSCO made a similar ASL storytime with the difference that they placed the book behind the narrator. The ASL narrator did a great job, though.

11/2/2020

My first Greek listing- Santorini tablet/phone stand. You also can use this tablet for bedtime stories along with your little kids, who dream of visiting Santorini one day. The stand is suitable for small-medium books (e.g., board books, children’s picture books), as long as they are not too heavy or thick. Thank you for visiting this market!

This short video shows how to turn pages of a book easily.
The stand holds the tablet in
The stand holds a baby board book.
The stand holds a children’s picture book.

10/28/2020

“Creepy Carrots” craft for the front yard decoration

While I was looking for Creepy Carrots crafts on the Internet today, I could not find what I wanted. So, I decided to make my own. My daughter loved my idea, and got excited. Together, we worked on crafting these figures and finished them this evening. This activity enabled my daughter and me to spend some quality time during the pandemic. I encourage you to do the same thing. Below is a free tutorial.

Supplies

  • Construction paper (orange, white, black)
  • cardboard paper (cereal box, moving cardboard box)
  • Pencils
  • Black marker (e.g., Starpie)
  • Glue stick
  • Hot glue gun
  • Transparent mat
  • several 9.75 ”Bamboo skewers
  • Scissors/craft knife

10/26/2020

My daughter narrated “Creepy Carrots” by Aaron Reynolds and Peter Brown along with the use of my handcrafted Halloween book stand.

ASL Virtual Storytime: “Creepy Carrots” by Aaron Reynolds and Peter Brown along with the use of my handcrafted Boo! ghost book stand.

ASL Storytime with English captions
Unicorn Wooden Bookstand

My new listing from my ETSY shop for unicorn lovers. For more info about this listing, click here.


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