Learning a Song in ASL!

December 12, 2023 0 By Stephanie Voss

For one of my final learning project posts, I decided to try to learn a song! I decided on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star as it is quite simple and repetitive, which I figured would be a good place to start for a newbie like me! I also chose this one as it is also a very well know children’s song!

I learned the signs by watching this video on youtube.(Over and over again!) I appreciated this video as it demonstrated the signs really slowly. I actually began speeding the video up as I was more comfortable with the signs. My signing definitely isn’t perfect and I still have lots of room to improve!

I believe the kinaesthetic connection that forms when using the hands to sing a song could be a positive way to introduce basic sign language to students in the primary grades.  This article from Parenta’s online blog called “The Power of Signing and Singing” shares the benefits that come from incorporating ASL into songs. The two benefits that stuck out to me the most is how using ASL contributes to an inclusive environment, as well as how this new learning grows the brain!

Here is a video of me signing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Enjoy!