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  • Accessible Media for Your Winter Celebrations flyer. Six children and a dog sit around a giant snowglobe of a woodland scene with a young deer, bear, owl raccoon and chipmunk. Two children sign, one sits in a wheelchair, one wears glasses and another sits

    Accessible Media for Your Winter Celebrations

    DCMP has many fun learning opportunities in its accessible media for your winter celebrations. Two brand new titles are: 1) Too Many Tamales. Based on the book by Gary Soto. Maria was feeling very grown-up on Christmas Eve as she helped her mother prepare the tamales for Christmas dinner. When she slipped her mother's diamond ring onto her finger, she only meant to wear it for a minute. But suddenly, the ring was gone, and there were 24 tamales that just might contain the missing ring; 2) The Magic School Bus Holiday Special. It's the last day of school before the winter holidays, and Wanda plans to see the Nutcracker ballet. But during a trip to a recycling plant, her toy soldier accidentally gets recycled. Devastated, Wanda wishes for a world without recycling. Ms. Frizzle activates the bus's un-recycler, taking the class on a song-filled field trip. (Note: Take your students for more rides on The Magic School Bus series of 51 award winning videos.)

  • A real reindeer in a living room watches TV playing an ASL video.

    Learn Holiday Vocabulary In American Sign Language

    These six short videos are DCMP's holiday gifts to beginning signers: 1) Holidays In ASL teaches signs for holidays in each month of the year, including: Christmas, President's Day, Valentine's Day, Memorial Day, and more; 2) Christmas Vocabulary In American Sign Language includes 24 signs: angel, Christmas carol, Christmas tree, fireplace, holiday lights, and more; 3) Hanukkah Vocabulary in American Sign Language teaches nine signs: Hanukkah, candle, dreidel, game, Happy Hanukkah, menorah, miracle, music, and potato pancake; 4) Kwanzaa Vocabulary in American Sign Language includes eight signs: Kwanza, African mask, corn, creativity, culture, (African) drum, fruit, and Happy Kwanza; 5) Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! has captions and signs for the lyrics of this popular winter tune sung by Dean Martin; 6) Christmas - American Sign Language Tutorial includes fourteen signs: Santa Claus, cookie, milk, stocking, present, reindeer, and more. While viewing of most DCMP materials requires a membership, use of these sign language videos is free to everyone. Note: There is so much more for members! Browse our catalog under Sign Language and be introduced to over 200 titles in the Sign Language section of the DCMP media library.

  • This drawing is a parody of a Dr. Seuss story. Big red letters say 'How the Scrinch Didn't Steal Access. A line drawing of a yellow fuzzy monster with a Santa hat, unsuccessfully trying to pull a giant Santa bag full of D.C.M.P. video envelopes. Text read

    Described and Captioned Movies

    Remember that DCMP movies are more than just entertainment. They provide children with opportunities for cultural enrichment, vocabulary and literacy development, and much more. Parents, check out the DCMP YouTube classic movie playlist for wonderful titles like The Jungle Book, Lassie’s Great Adventure, Les Miserables, Pygmalion, and many more! But if you prefer current movies on DVD, you probably know that almost all have captions. However, while all movies are not described, the Audio Description Project offers a listing of current described movies.

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