Christmas songs are great examples to interpret using sign language. This is a wonderful way of expressing the spirit of Christmas. Sign language allows those who cannot speak or hear, to communicate their thoughts. Sign language varies with each country just like the spoken language. It uses hands, facial expression and body posture. To name a few, it is used to interpret verbal language, help babies express their feelings and needs through simple hand gestures and interpret songs. It helps them in understanding the thought of the song while making it alive through the hand and body movements it creates. It’s like making a plain song an action song.
The little ones would certainly love to see an interpretation of sign language Christmas songs like Santa Claus is Coming Town, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer or I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus songs. To make it a challenge, pick out a Christmas song and interpret it with hand and body movements—just like making your own set of sign language.