Two Little Hands offers several bundle options for their products. You can also buy the items individually. We opted for the New Baby Bundle. Even though my daughter isn’t really a “new” baby. This was just the best option for us.
Now let me back up a little bit. Two Little Hands is the production company behind Signing Time and Baby Signing Time. It’s a small family owned and ran business but the DVDs and videos and show that gained a lot of popularity (and won awards).
Signing Time is aimed at helping teach children sign language. Since sign language is both a necessary tool for many children with special needs as well as a useful skill for any child, especially before those children can speak reliably, the program is both useful and fun.
There is another Baby Bundle that includes more things, like books, posters and flash cards. As well as several Signing Time series for older children. You can buy any of the items individually or you can choose bundles that work for you.
The prices vary but are, in my opinion, very reasonable and they run specials and sales as well. This New Baby Bundle we got was under $100 and averaged out less than $20 for each dvd/cd combo. Which is about average or less than average in some cases for what any kids dvd will cost.
Volume 1 is the best place to start and the one we play the most. It has the foundation of starting communication with your child. Words like “eat” and “drink” and “more” are likely the first things your kid will learn. Or the first things you’d like them to learn anyway.
My daughter is 2 and has Dandy Walker Syndrome. We hope she can pick up signs to help her communicate with us since words are hard for her. She can hear, though. So, I don’t have personal experience with these DVDs being used for deaf children.
This one teaches some descriptive words for the day and weather and things you see out on a walk. It’s the least useful one for us right now, in all honesty but I imagine a child that CAN walk would have more use for these signs.
I really can’t praise these DVDs enough. They’re cute and fun without being grating. The songs are catchy and kids seem to love them. So, they function as both entertainment and education. We are still learning the signs ourselves and trying to get use to using them. My daughter seems to be trying to figure them out but hasn’t done any consistently yet (that we can tell) but we are confident she will get it. Also, since she babbles back to the DVDs as they play. We suspect they may even help her learn words in spoken English. And the text on the screen and subtitles we always use helps with written English. They’re really all around great tools.
You can buy your own bundle like this or pick the one that works for you at signingtime.com
*I received no compensation and no referral credits for this review. The bundle was purchase by us with no special discount in exchange for a review. I’m doing this review solely because I am a fan of the product and want to spread the word about it*