Learn more about the Solar System, all in ASL, with this bilingual Storybook app that supports literacy development!
The Solar System is an educational narrative in both ASL and English about our eight planets, moons, and the sun. The illustrations and the video narrative provides enhanced visual aids to create an interactive, self-directed reading and learning experience for young deaf children. The Solar System is full of scientific facts along with a fantastic collection of vocabulary words and definitions in ASL.
This is made by the same team who created the award-winning ASL/English bilingual storybook app, The Baobab. VL2 Storybook Apps are designed based on research in visual learning and language acquisition for an optimal reading experience.
Updated code framework to 2.0
Ratings and Reviews
I'm still mourning the demotion of Pluto from planet status, but other than that, I loved this app. The quality of the graphics and text are excellent. The signing and fingerspelling are clear, and the signer is animated enough to - in my opinion - keep the attention of kids without being over the top. I plan to recommend this app to those of my friends who have kids of the appropriate age.
Great resource! Fun and visually captivating. Educational, I learned the sign for "gravity." Can't wait for my kids to watch it!
Beautifully comprehensive, conceptually appealing, and beneficial for bilingual acquisition.
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- Gallaudet University
- 502.6 MB
- Requires iPadOS 12.1 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © Visual Language and Visual Learning, Gallaudet University
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.