Land Before Time IV
(Sign Language Edition)
Review by Margaret Klotz
The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists (Sign Language Edition)
VHS 1hr 14min
Animated program with closed captions and ASL translation
ADCO Hearing Products, Inc., 5661 South Curtice Street, Littleton, CO 80210
800.726.0851 voice/tty, URL: www.ADCOhearing.com
Harris Communications, 15159 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344-2277
800.825.6758 voice, 800.825.9187 tty, 800.211.4360 vco, 952. 906.1099 fax; URL: www.harriscomm.com
The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists is a fully animated cartoon. When the characters talk, a bubble with Linda Bove pops up onto the screen and she interprets using American Sign Language. This is a wonderful video for all young children. The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists could be an priceless tool for Deaf children who are too young to read captions.
Linda Bove, who you may know from Sesame Street, does a masterful job interpreting the cartoon. Key linguistic features of ASL allow for a complete telling of the story in another language. This is of paramount educational importance for young deaf or hearing viewers. Deaf children will have access to a visual language while hearing children will be exposed to a second language.
Note: Sign language editions are also available for the previous three The Land Before Time videos in the series.