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Video Read Alouds for Kids in American Sign Language (ASL)

12/15/2020 | Online Storytime, Reading Ready

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

Stories that are both Read Aloud and Signed (ASL):

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad DayAll About Farm AnimalsAlphabet RescueAlways in TroubleThe Big UmbreallaLa Sombrilla GrandeA Birthday Basket for TiaBirthday PresentsThe Cake That Mack AteThe Changing SeasonsChester's WayClick Clack Splish SplashCowboy UpDad and Me in the MorningDavid Goes to SchoolElla Sarah Gets DressedThe Family BookFive Little Monkeys Jumping on the BedGoodnight GorillaGooseGossieGrow Up, David!Heckedy PegImogene's AntlersIn My HeartAsi es mi corazonIs Your Mama a Llama?Tu mama es una llama?It's OK to Make MistakesJourneyKnuffle BunnyThe Little Red HenLove the WorldLove You ForeverMax's ABCMerry Christmas SplatThe Most Wonderful Egg in the WorldThe Snowy DayUn Dia de NieveStarring LucilleThe Tale of Peter RabbitTek the Modern Cave BoyThree Stories You Can Read to Your Dog

Stories Signed (ASL) Only:

Biscuit amd the BabyThe Book With No PicturesThe Boy who cried WolfBrown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?Clifford the Firehouse DogD.W. FlipsDinosaur RoarThe Duckling Gets a CookieDuncan the Story DragonExtra YarnGood Dog, CarlI Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a FlyI StinkI Went WalkingIf You Plant a SeedThe Little Dump TruckThe Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of AnythingMiss Smith's Incredible StorybookNita's DayNita's First SignsPlanting a RainbowPurpliciousThe Rainbow FishRead All About ItRed TruckSnowmen at NightThere's an Alligator Under My BedThere's Something In My AtticTurkey TroubleThe Very Hungry CaterpillarWhere the Wild Things AreWho Will Play With Little Dinosaur?

Where to Find More Stories Signed in ASL:

Online and @Home Activities: