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.
Aunt in Sign Language
Learn how to sign aunt in ASL (American Sign Language). Children often have special relationships with aunts and uncles. When learning about the family signs you will want to know how to spell aunt in sign language! This sign is what is known as “initialized”, meaning the first letter of the word is used as a part of the sign itself, in this case, the sign for the letter A!
1. Make the letter A and bring your hand up so your thumb is right near your mouth
2. Circle your hand backwards slightly
Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign aunt in ASL
• As a general rule, female signs (aunt, mom, grandma, etc.) are signed by the chin and male signs (uncle, dad, grandpa, etc.) will be formed up near the side of the forehead.
• As you sign aunt, name off all the special aunties in your child’s life. They can be blood relatives, or close friends who have earned the honorary title.
• Make ASL fun and a family affair! Go through family pictures. Point out a special aunt while signing the word and adding their name, “There is Aunt Sue!”
Aunt. You circle an A by your chin.
Download the Flashcard (click on the image. Print in color or black-and-white and adjust the print size according to your needs.)