Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Once Upon a Sign: The Magic Mirror DVD Review & Giveaway (Ends 6/2)

The featured product was provided free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% the opinion of the Coupon Savvy Sarah family.”

You know the stories well.....you had them read to you dozens of times as a child, your parent’s voice bringing the characters to life.  But what are those timeless tales like when performed by a Deaf cast signing ASL? Amazing, fun and totally engaging for everyone, thanks to DawnSignPress, a company well-known for quality children's ASL products, and the launch of their new award-winning Once Upon a Sign DVDs now available to own. 

Initial three titles in launch are "The Magic Mirror in American Sign Language" - Winner of Parents' Choice Approval, "The New Goldilocks and the Three Bears in American Sign Language" and "The New Little Red Riding Hood in American Sign Language." All are endorsed by KIDS FIRST! and have received the Dove Family Foundation Seal of Approval. 

Once Upon a Sign re-creates classic children’s stories with clever modern themes performed by an all-deaf cast entirely in ASL with voice-over and English subtitles.  Each DVD also features “Fun Signs,” a recap of key signs from the story.

In "Once Upon a Sign: The Magic Mirror" young Alice Cogswell wants to enter the talent show but she's unsure of herself. After an audition that doesn't go her way, she gets some magic help. But will this magic help get her to the talent show and help her ASL poetry sparkle? 

"Once Upon a Sign: The New Little Red Riding Hood" is set in New York City and takes you on an exciting trip through Central Park. Little Wolf will be up to his old tricks, but will Little Red fall for it, or will the Park Ranger save the day? And how will Grandma react to all the excitement going on?

In "Once Upon a Sign: The New Goldilocks and the Three Bears," overlooking the scenic California coast a quaint home sits alone. This is the home of the Three Bears, but today, something will change. An unexpected golden-haired visitor awaits them when they return home after a nice, long walk on the beach. 

Our Thoughts:
We received The Magic Mirror DVD to watch and review. This DVD would be perfect for teaching your young ones and your whole family basic signing with a familiar storyline that we all know along with a few new twists. Rose and I found it very easy to follow along while practicing our signs with our hands. I am actually looking forward to picking up another DVD so further expand our basic ASL knowledge.

Suggested retail price is $15.95 for each of the 25-minute DVDs and are exclusively available on the DawnSignPress website. Future Titles in the Once Upon a Sign DVD series include Jack and the Beanstalk, The Stone Soup and Three Little Pigs.

Coupon Savvy Sarah is giving one lucky reader their own DVD of Once Upon a Sign: The Magic Mirror - Just Enter to Win on the Rafflecopter form below!

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  1. My favorite fairy tale is Alice in Wonderland! My left arm is a whole sleeve tattoo of Tim Burton's version of Alice in Wonderland. This fairy tale hits close to home for me. I am a survivor of childhood abuse and trauma and when I was young I used to "cope" by drifting away in my own mind to a fantasy land just like Alice in Wonderland. It saved me from having to deal with more mental turmoil than I did and that story will always hold a very special place in my heart forever!

  2. My favorite fairytale is CINDERELLA. I absolutely love Cinderella. She has the most perfect romance there is and the story behind it is how my life has kinda been but without the other sisters. I haven't had all that many boyfriends and I am hoping and praying that my fairy tale CINDERELLA is going to come and sweep me off my feet one day. (They better hurry, I am getting ready to turn 42 and I hope and pray just one day, I will find my TRUE LOVE!)

  3. My favorite fairy tale is the Princess & the Pea!

  4. I really love this idea. This is awesome.

  5. As a kid, my Mom would make up stories and fairy tales with Kingdoms of color, those were my best Fairy tales! Nicole Bowers

  6. My favorite fairy tale is Beauty and the Beast. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  7. My favorite fairy tale would have to be Alice in Wonderland.

  8. I have always loved Cinderella, I wish it came on once a year on tv like it use to.

  9. My favorite fairy tale is Alice in Wonderland.

    Les Johnson

  10. cinderella because I was treated like a wicked step sister

  11. My favorite fairy tale is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    Thank You for the chance

    Fiona N

  12. I like Beauty and the Beast the most.