I love incorporating some kind of foreign language in our homeschool. It’s so much easier for a child to catch on to learning a new language than it is for an adult. That’s why I felt strongly about incorporating it into our homeschool at a young age. Over the past year we’ve studied a couple languages, but my favorite so far has been ASL (American Sign Language)!
My friend Rochelle created this awesome course called Camp ASL. We have been having a ton of fun with it so far, and learning so much!
Rochelle is an ASL interpreter. She began teaching herself ASL as a young girl. When she got older she began going to school to be an interpreter where she learned the correct way to sign.
She is very involved in both her local deaf community, and US deaf community! Her website is an amazing resource for those wanting to learn with a few courses to help you learn ASL the correct way.
What is Camp ASL?
Camp ASL is a new course Rochelle has created to help your little ones learn how to sign! The course is designed to last 4 weeks, and covers: animal identification, get moving, camp out, and survival. As you complete each week, you can earn up to 10 fun badges for your badge book!
During the four weeks of camp you will have access to daily exercises and activities using the 99 page campers notebook. You will also have access to other fun resources that help you learn, such as songs, stories, crafts, and more!
Each lesson is taught by Rochelle herself through videos. This helps kids actually see the signing in action, rather than looking at those hard-to-interpret books.
The best part of this course is that it is designed for all ages! My youngest is learning at only 5 years old, and I watch along with the girls and learn myself!
How I’m Using Camp ASL in our Homeschool
Even though the course is designed to last 4 weeks, we’ve decided to spread it out a little further. My kids get overwhelmed easily, so we watch one of the video’s a day as part of our morning gathering. We sit together to watch the video, and then practice what we’ve learned. Then we work on the activities or crafts that go along with that lesson.
We have been having a lot of fun together as a family learning these new signs. I know the lessons are sticking because I see my kids practicing for fun all of the time.
The other night while we were out to eat we were all showing the hubsterdude what we’ve been learning. Talk about a fun family conversation over dinner! My youngest hadn’t watched yet, but she had fun pretending she was signing! (Please ignore the coughing at the end, my oldest is still getting over her nasty cough we’ve had the past month).
How can I buy Camp ASL?
Want to sign up for ASL Summer Camp? Click on the image below! It will take you where you need to go, and then you’ll be learning ASL in no time!
Have you tried Camp ASL yet? If so, comment below and tell us what you think of it! Or maybe you have a favorite sign? We’d love to hear all about it!