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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Count in Sign Language

Learn how to sign count in ASL (American Sign Language) and then use the sign to help develop early math skills!

  1. Bring one hand up about chest height, palm up, hand flat.
  2. With the other hand, lightly pinch pointer to thumb (as if you were holding something between your fingers), leaving remaining fingers slightly extended.
  3. Draw your second hand back and forth over the palm of the second hand.
  4. This sign looks like you are holding a pencil and working out some math problems! Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign count in ASL

  • Create number learning games by giving children different familiar items to count, such as race cars, dolls, markers, stickers, etc. How high can you count to? 10? 20? More?
  • Count things in your neighborhood. How many cars are on the street? Or how many trees and buildings? Sign count and say, “I can count ______ cars!”


This is the sign for count. Count!

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