Thursday, August 17, 2017

Signs & Activities for a Solar Eclipse

All the talk of the eclipse in the US brings this video to mind the solar eclipse of May 20, 2012 that we saw in Tokyo. While the eclipse was impressive the more memorable part is how much our daughter, not even 2 years old yet at the time, understood about the eclipse.
Take the time to explain it to your kids. Use the signs and words they already know to help them grow in understanding.
You may be surprised to see that they "get" it!

Suggested signs for the solar eclipse:
all done

Want to learn more?
The Baby Signing Time video "A New Day" includes the signs for "moon" and "sun" along with "stars" and "night". The songs "Starry Night" and "New Day" not only help with teaching the signs but also include lyrics which teach related concepts in an understandable way.

Looking to learn more about our solar system? Check out Rachel and the Treeschoolers! 
TreeSchoolers Ep. 9: Our Solar System is a great place to start. Don't forget that all TreeSchoolers episodes come with an accompanying activity guide (free, downloadable) to expand on the concepts introduced in the video. 

Use the code: sign99 to get a 1 month subscription to the Kotoba & Sign Digital Player for $0.99.
 It is a great way to see what is available before purchasing! 
Use with the Signing Time TV app to watch on your phone & tablet.