Signing Time Dictionary

We are committed to providing resources for parents who value signing with their children. Our sign language dictionary includes over 400 common signs including the top starter sings for your baby. For each word, there is a video, diagram, and teaching notes to make learning new signs easy. Many of our signs include free downloadable ASL Flashcards to help reinforce the signs taught in our series.

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Alphabet in Sign Language

Learn how to sign alphabet in ASL (American Sign Language). Teaching your children how to sign language alphabet will be very important, they’ll use it to understand new words and eventually it will help them master reading and writing English. The sign for alphabet in sign language is actually three signs, strung together one after another, ‘A, B, C’.

  1. “A” is like a fist, but with the thumb up alongside your curled index finger, palm facing out.
  2. “B” is a flat open hand pointed up with your fingers and thumb close together.
  3. “C” looks like a C, palm facing in, fingers together and curled down, thumb curled up.
    That’s how you sign alphabet.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign alphabet in ASL

As always, it’s easiest use your good hand for this. You don’t need to worry about moving your hand to the left or right, this sign doesn’t move. It can be hard to get used to, for “Hearing” people, but all the letters will be stacked on top of each other. For the most part, “fingerspelling” words will be the same. There’s generally no need to slide to the left, right or pushed forward one at a time.


“Do you know the sign for alphabet? It’s easy, A, B, C. That’s right, just sign A, B, C. That’s how you sign alphabet.”

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