Once Upon a Sign Series is now available on DVD. You know the stories well…..you had them read to you dozens of times as a child, your parent’s voice bringing the characters to life.  But what are those timeless tales like when performed by a Deaf cast signing ASL? Amazing, fun and totally engaging for everyone, thanks to DawnSignPress, a company well-known for quality children’s ASL products, and the launch of their new award-winning Once Upon a Sign DVDs now available to own. Once Up a Sign recreates classic children’s stories with clever modern themes performed by an all-deaf cast entirely in ASL with voice-over and English subtitles. Each DVD features a re-cap of key signs from the story.  There are three titles; The Magic Mirror in American Sign Language, The New Goldilocks and the Three Little Bears in American Sign Language and The New Little Red Riding Hood in American Sign Language. All are endorsed by KIDS FIRST! and has received the Dove Family Foundation Seal of Approval.


Once Upon a Sign: The Magic Mirror is where a young Alice Cogswell wants to enter the talent show but she’s unsure of herself. After and audition that doesn’t go her way, she gets some magic help. But will this magic help get her to the talent show and help her ASL poetry sparkle. goldilocks

Once Upon a Sign: The New Goldilocks and the Three Bears: overlooking the scenic California coast a quaint home sits alone. This is the home of the Three Little Bears, but today, something will change. An unexpected golden-haired visitor awaits them when they return home after a nice, long walk on the beach. littlered

Once Upon a Sign: The New Little Red Riding Hood: is set in New York City and takes you on an exciting trip through Central Park. Little Wolf will be up to his old tricks, but will Little Red Riding Hood fall for it, or will the Park Ranger save the day? And how will Grandma react to all the excitement going on?

“With the popularity of teaching babies sign language, parents may be looking for that next step for teaching children to learn more signs as they grow older, ” says Joe Danis, president of DawnDignPress. “Well, look no more! Children, deaf or hearing, will love watching these stories being brought to life in beautiful American Sign Language and its a great way to bring together the deaf and hearing community.

Release Date: June 2, 2015

Category: Ages  3-8

SRP: $15.95 each

Length: Approx. 26 minutes each


Stories include:
Little Red Riding Hood 
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
The Magic Mirror
Jack and the Beanstalk

Coming soon!
The Stone Soup (Fall 2015)
Three Little Pigs (Fall 2015)

What is your favorite story growing up?

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Disclosure: Life of a Southern Mom received one of the above mentioned products for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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