Learning #BSL with FlashSticks

Learning BSL with FlashSticks
Learning BSL with FlashSticks
I have recently been given the opportunity by FlashSticks for my family to learn a second language.  With currently eight different languages to choose from, we chose British Sign Language and for 2 reasons.  Firstly, when Max was still learning to speak he would say please and thank you in sign, which he'd learnt at nursery, and I thought this was wonderful.  Secondly, ever since I learnt the alphabet in Guides (I know, going back a few years now....) I've always thought of BSL as an important language to learn.  To be able to just say 'Hi, how you doing', to someone who can not communicate in the more conventional way, rather than just smile or nod would mean so much for me to be able to do.

Beginner Post-its with FlashSticks
Beginner Post-its with FlashSticks
The way in which FlashSticks works is you have a packet of post-it notes sent with a description and picture on for you to learn, and because these lessons are on post-its they can be stuck all round the house in key areas for learning.

First BSL FlashSticks to learn
First BSL FlashSticks to learn
We have only just started our journey with FlashSticks and have our first few worlds stuck on the mantelpiece.  All three of us now know the sign for a hospital, happy, eat and mother and therefore, today we have moved on to the next 4 post-its.  As we get familiar with the new words I'll move the first ones we learnt to a less dominate space in the house and add 4 new post-its each week.

FlashSticks in prime location - the mantelpiece
FlashSticks in prime location - the mantelpiece
The program also comes with an App that you can download via the Apple Store or Google play which will help with pronouncing foreign language words perfectly.

Free FlashSticks App to help with pronunciation
Free FlashSticks App to help with pronunciation
I will write up another post in a couple of month's time to show how far we have come with this form of learning, which will give you an idea of how easy it is to learn with FlashSticks....  In the meantime, you can find out more via their website, Twitter and Facebook sites.

 



I received BSL learning from FlashSticks to review.
The above wording is all my own and not influenced by products received.

3 comments:

  1. I remember learning the alphabet in Guides too! Must have been a popular activity.

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  2. Oh wow these look really good and entertaining and perfect for adults and children to learn a new language. Love this

    Laura x

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  3. When I was younger, I learn sign language in Portuguese, and my mum is an interpreter. But I've noticed sign language is different in England, I would love to learn in English too x

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