ASL Instructional Videos - "Heart Word" Songs
L-o-v-e Spells Love
Give children instant writing power with words that make a difference: Teach important high-frequency (“by heart”) words though the Magic of Signing Songs. This song by Nellie Edge teaches the most important word children will ever learn after their own name—love. Singing and signing will support the children in writing and reading love in all its variations (I love you, I love Mom, I love Dad).
Children proudly declare, “My teacher says this word is the most important word in the whole world—and even the whole universe!”
M-O-M Spells Mom
Diane Larson’s fingers dance to this Sing, Sign, and Spell song by Nellie Edge, which teaches the high-frequency (“by heart”) words “Mom”, “Dad”, “me” and “you”. We call these important words “by heart” words because we want our children to be able to fluently read, write, and spell them instantly—“by heart”. Our children often create special messages using these emotionally powerful words in their writing center.