[THEME SONG BEGINS]
>>RACHEL: Good morning, and welcome to Chompers! Your morning and night tooth brushing show.
Start brushing on the top of your mouth, and brush the inside, outside, and chewing side of each tooth.
>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 brush!
[THEME SONG ENDS]
>>RACHEL: It’s Everybody Week, and today we’re playing I Spy with things that make the world a bit more accessible.
Ready for your first one?
[TV POWERING ON]
>>RACHEL: I’m watching television, and two people are talking to each other.
[SITCOM AUDIO EXCERPT]
>>RACHEL: On the very bottom of the screen I see the words they are saying, spelled out.
So, what is this? What do I Spy?
[TV POWERING OFF]
[SITCOM MUSIC BEGINS]
Switch your brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth…
>>RACHEL: and brush your front teeth too.
SUB- means under. So SUBtitles are words on the bottom- of the screen, UNDER the pictures.
Some people can’t hear as well and others, and some people are deaf, or can’t hear at all. Subtitles let people who are deaf or hard of hearing READ what people are saying on TV!
Switch your brushing to the bottom of your mouth…
>>RACHEL: and don’t forget the molars in the way back.
Ready for your next I Spy?
[CAFE AMBIENT SOUNDS]
>>RACHEL: I see two people sitting at a cafe. One person points at themselves in the chest, then points to their forehead. Next, they point at the other person, and then sort of push the air in front of them with both hands, once up high then again a bit lower. The other person smiles, and gives them a hug.
>>RACHEL: What’s happening here? What do I spy?
>>GROUP: American Sign Language!
>>RACHEL: Amercan Sign Language, or ASL.
Switch your brushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth…
>>RACHEL: -and don’t brush to hard.
Sign language is a way people can talk to each other using just their bodies. And AMERICAN sign language is the sign language used most often in the United States. Different letters and words have different hand gestures, or signs, that people use to communicate, or talk, using sign language. What we spied just now was someone saying “I think you’re wonderful” using American Sign Language.
[THEME MUSIC BEGINS]
>>RACHEL: Okay. That’s all the time we have today, but come back tonight for more I Spy. But first-
>> KIDS: 3-2-1 Spit!
>>RACHEL: Chompers is production of Gimlet Media.
>>RACHEL: Hey Chompions, before you go, do you want to try a little bit of American Sign Language? Let’s try signing “I think you’re wonderful” together.
Okay so, take your pointer finger and point at your chest…
>>RACHEL: that means “I”. Now point at your forehead…
>>RACHEL: that means “think”. Next, point at your grown up, or your sibling…
>>RACHEL: that means “you”. Now gently push the air in front of you with both hands, once up high, then again a bit lower.
>>RACHEL: That means “wonderful”. So if you put it all together, chest, forehead, grown up, up high, down low…
[DING DING DING DING DONG]
>>RACHEL: that means “I think you’re wonderful”.
>>RACHEL: Aw, I think you’re wonderful too! Great job using American Sign Language Chompions.