Thread: Early 80s Sign Language Kids Show

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    • 8 years 4 months ago
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    i'm trying to remember the name of a show that was on during the early 80s.. it taught kids sign-language and there was a female host who would teach how to sign a few new words to the song 'sunshine on my shoulder' in each episode.. i think it aired on pbs, but i can't remember what it was called.. anybody know the name?
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      • 8 years 4 months ago
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      somebody please tell me i'm not the only one who remembers this..
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        • 8 years 3 months ago
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          • 8 years 3 months ago
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          it did air on PBS & i also remember music videos with the captions underneath if they r the same show then it was called "color songs" or "color sounds" not sure which hope this helps luv mel
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            • 8 years 3 months ago
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            This wasn't apart of Sesame Street? The only thing I recall dealing with sign language as a kid, was that lady who did sign language on there...at least I think it was Sesame Street...
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              • 7 years 6 months ago
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              That`s "linda". she is deaf & does sign on the show but you r thinking of a diff. show. I do remember it it was something like... dang it I went blank. sorry I`m still tryin 2 figure it out 4 u. luv mel
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                • 7 years 6 months ago
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                Not sure if this is what your looking for but I found this.

                Say It With Sign Starring: Lawrence & Sharon Solow
                .http://www.amazon.com/Sign-10-DVD-Lawrence-Sharon-Solow/dp/B000NVI2OW


                This is a review that someone wrote about the show.

                I use to watch this series as a kid on PBS regularly. I learned a lot of sign language from watching the shows. I still remember some to this day and it's been about 16 years. I have a friend with a deaf child and have referred her to these videos and plan to purchase them for myself so I can relearn the language
                It's OK, next time I'll make you listen. I wish that it were in the power of all children to say that to their parents and to know that indeed they would be heard as we were in those wonderful days on Waltons Mountain.Narrator The Waltons (From the Runawa
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                  • 4 years 3 months ago
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                  Thanks for your replies. I've done some searches and, unfortunately, I don't think "Color Sounds" was the same show. Nor was the show "Sesame Street" or "Say it With Sign". The show was geared towards teaching children sign language (although not necessarily deaf children) and I think it may have also featured people in full-body animal costumes during some segments. The woman who hosted the show and taught a new verse of the song "Sunshine on My Shoulder" each episode, was considerably younger and more glamorous than the woman on "Say it With Sign" (I think she had puffy shoulder-length blonde or light brown hair) and I seem to remember the show airing on PBS in San Francisco during the early 80s, either right before or right after "Slim Goodbody" on weekday afternoons after school. However, I don't think it was a local San Francisco show (it just didn't have a San Francisco vibe), so I'm sure it must have aired in other markets (although possibly not many).
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                    • 3 years 11 months ago
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                    I've found the show! I know I'm probably the only person who cares, but I thought I'd post the info here since a few people did try and help. The show was called "Signing with Cindy" and the host was named Cindy Cochran. I stumbled onto the name of it completely by accident while searching through old newspaper listings for another old TV show on Google News.

                    Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that any retail VHS tapes or DVDs were ever released (although I suppose it's possible that a limited number may have been distributed to libraries and/or educators). I was able to find an old blog post from 2006 which linked to some YouTube videos of her music videos, but they're sadly long gone now. However, I discovered that Ms. Cochran did release a book in 1982, entitled - what else - "Signing with Cindy".


                      • 2 years 11 months ago
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                      Cindy is a sweetheart. But even she doesn't have the tapes to the show. If anybody does, let her know. She will gladly get these transferred to DVD. Even if she can't, she knows lots of people (like myself) who would gladly get them transferred.
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                        • 2 years 11 months ago
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                        Quote by Ladyinblack
                        Cindy is a sweetheart. But even she doesn't have the tapes to the show. If anybody does, let her know. She will gladly get these transferred to DVD. Even if she can't, she knows lots of people (like myself) who would gladly get them transferred.


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                          • 2 years 11 months ago
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                          Quote by SpaceInvaders95
                          Quote by Ladyinblack
                          Cindy is a sweetheart. But even she doesn't have the tapes to the show. If anybody does, let her know. She will gladly get these transferred to DVD. Even if she can't, she knows lots of people (like myself) who would gladly get them transferred.


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