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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Chair in Sign Language

Learn how to sign chair in ASL (American Sign Language). Use it many times a day, every time you sit!

  1. Bring one hand up about chest height, tucking in ring and pinky finger and the thumb. Leave your middle finger and pointer finger extended out and pressed together.
  2. Using the same hand shape with the other hand, stack the extended fingers from each hand on top of one another and tap a couple of times.
  3. This sign looks like a pair of legs sitting down on the seat of a chair. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign chair in ASL

  • For kids, learning means doing! Model this sign each time you ask your child to sit down and ask them to sign it back to you.
  • Where are some places you sit in a chair? At the dinner table, in preschool, a highchair when you are a baby and a booster when you are a big kid… Talk to your child about how to sit nicely and where they like to sit to do fun or special things.


Chair. Make your fingers sit on the chair. Tap it for ‘chair.’ Leave them sitting for ‘sit.’ Chair.

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