Practice Time!

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Practice Time! (2006) is an American children's television series, aired on PBS, introducing American Sign Language. Set and filmed in the United States, the series stars Rachel Coleman, Alex Brown, Leah Coleman, and Aaron de Azevedo. On 2008, PBS cancelled the series after 1 season.

Practice Time! ABCs[edit]

Rachel: Do you know the sign for alphabet? It’s easy, A, B, C. That’s right, just sign A, B, C. That’s how you sign alphabet.
Rachel: This is the letter A. You make a fist with your thumb on the side. It looks a lot like a lower case a. A.
Rachel: Here’s the letter B. A flat hand with your thumb in front. B.
Rachel: This is the letter C. Doesn’t it look just like a C? C.
Rachel: This is the sign for the letter D. It looks a lot like a lower case D. D.
Rachel: This is the letter E. Bring all your fingers in on your thumb. E!
Rachel: This is how you sign F. These three fingers go up. F.
Rachel: This is the sign for the letter G. Use your thumb and your pointer to make a G.
Rachel: This is how you sign H. H.
Rachel: Here’s the letter I. Just point your pinky up. I.
Rachel: This is the letter J. Use your pinky to draw a J. J.
Rachel: This is the sign for the letter K. Two fingers up, your thumb in the middle. K.
Rachel: This is the letter L. It looks just like an uppercase L. L.
Rachel: This is how you sign M. Three fingers over your thumb. M!
Rachel: This is the sign for the letter N. Two fingers over your thumb. N.
Rachel: Here’s the letter O. Looks just like an O. O.
Rachel: This is the letter P. Have your pointer out, your thumb holding it up and this one down. P!
Rachel: Here’s the sign for the letter Q. Your pointer and your thumb point down. Q.
Rachel: This is the letter R. Cross your fingers and it makes an R. R!
Rachel: This is how you sign S. It’s a fist with your thumb in front. S.
Rachel: This is the sign for the letter T. Make a fist, but tuck your thumb under your pointer. T.
Rachel: This is how you sign U. Two fingers straight up and together. U.
Rachel: Here’s the letter V. Looks just like a V. V.
Rachel: This is the letter W. Looks just like a W. W.
Rachel: This is the sign for the letter X. Bend your pointer and that’s the sign for X.
Rachel: This is the letter Y. Looks just like the top of a Y.
Rachel: And finally, this is how you sign the letter Z. You draw a Z in the air with your finger. Z!

Practice Time! 123s[edit]

Rachel: Numbers! Numbers.
Rachel: And this is the sign for "count" and "counting".
Rachel: This is the number 1. Show 1.
Rachel: This is the number 2. Show 2.
Rachel: This is 3. Your thumb is the third one. 3.
Rachel: The number 4.
Rachel: 5.
Rachel: And for 6, touch your thumb to your pinky. 6.
Rachel: 7. You’re going to just move right past your pinky. 7.
Rachel: Then 8.
Rachel: I bet you can guess 9. 9.
Rachel: And then for 10, show me your thumb and then just shake it a little bit. 10!
Rachel: For 11, you’re going to show 1 twice. 11. 11.
Rachel: And 12! That’s right. 2, 2 times. 12.
Rachel: For 13, it’s a 3 but bring these 2 in. 13. 13.
Rachel: 14. Show a 4 and bring them in. 14.
Rachel: For 15, you make a 5, bring them in except for your thumb. 15.
Rachel: Now 16 is like a combination of 10 and 6. 16.
Rachel: 17.
Rachel: 18.
Rachel: 19.
Rachel: And 20.
Child: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20.

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