Stories read in ASL provide deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing children access to quality literature that helps develop essential literacy skills. The addition of spoken English in some videos can help those that may not yet know ASL to enjoy the story at the same time. This page highlights some favorites. To keep up-to-date on new releases and see a more complete listing, The American Society for Deaf Children maintains a running list of signed stories in their ASL Stories Directory. Use the ASL Stories Directory to quickly find stories by a child’s age or by the book’s title. Additionally, the hashtag #OperationASLStorytime was created to help listeners find signed stories easily.
"The idea behind the movement is to virtually tell children's stories over the Internet for individuals who are in quarantine, self-isolation or can no longer attend schools. Many deaf children are not in signing environments at home and rely on schools for social interactions. Let's build an online community so no one gets left out!" ~Shoshannah Stern founder of #OperationASLStorytime