June 18, 2010 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Toronto, Canada - Announcing that My Smart Hands, the developers of My Smart Hands Baby Sign Language Dictionary, has released a valuable new product for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. The unique application is a culmination of signing expertise and need on the part of parents who are instructing their very young children in American Sign Language (ASL). This app is a new launch and contains more than three hundred signs, detailed instruction, video, search features and quizzes.
My Smart Hands Baby Sign Language Dictionary was developed by My Smart Hands to answer a growing need. "We get a lot of emails requesting advice on signing with babies. I get hundreds every month asking what the sign is for a particular word," says Laura Berg, founder. "We wanted parents to have signs at the tips of their fingers." Hence, the app was born.
Berg's experience with parents and signing is extensive. As creator of My Smart Hands (mysmarthands.com), she heads an international baby sign language program that currently has nearly one hundred instructors operating in more than ten countries. Backed with a BA in Child Studies, an M.Ed and certificate in ASL and Deaf Studies, Berg fulfills her passion for educating people about signing.
This commitment extends to the My Smart Hands Baby Sign Language Dictionary, which not only instructs in detail how to sign over three hundred ASL words, but also helps parents understand what they're doing and gives some additional advice. "We give memory tips on how to remember the signs," Berg points out, "also, our quizzes are fun."
Quizzes are included in the app so that parents can gauge their progress and determine if they need to work on problem words. With the videos, easy search features and detailed guide, parents have all the tools they need to have handy during the times they are away from signing classes.
These are some of the features offered in My Smart Hands Baby Sign Language Dictionary:
* Contains instruction for more than 300 ASL signs
* More than 45 minutes of instructional video
* Program is designed by My Smart Hands founder and signing expert, Laura Berg
* Favorites list for keeping track of words to work on
* Categories to make word finding easier
* Easy word search option
* Quiz portion can be set to easy or hard - user's choice
* Parents and baby can have fun bonding time together while learning
This new App Store offering should prove a resounding success. It is sorely needed and something that many parents will be happy to have. More information about the My Smart Hands program can be found on the company website.
"Our first video on YouTube has almost two and a half million views," says Berg. "Parents need and want some extra help so they can teach their babies and themselves how to talk to each other."
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1.3 or later
* 108 MB
Pricing and Availability
My Smart Hands Baby Sign Language Dictionary 1.0 is only $4.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.
My Smart Hands is an international company of baby sign language instructors. Their mission is to teach parents how to use American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate with their proverbial babies. They also offer classes and workshops for daycares, preschool aged children and special needs children. My Smart Hands' staff is passionate about teaching and sign language and they bring this passion to their fun and engaging baby sign language classes. Copyright (C) 2010 Mobile-App-Marketing-Makeover & Edward Turner. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.