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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Cousin in Sign Language

Learn how to sign cousin in ASL (American Sign Language), so you can talk about these favorite fun family members!

1. Bring a c shaped hand up near your head.
2. If you want to talk about a girl cousin, you move the c shaped hand slightly in the area near your chin.
3. If you want to talk about a boy cousin, you move the c shaped hand slight in the area near your forehead.
4. Tip: Many feminine signs (mom, aunt, grandma) are signed near the chin and many masculine signs (dad, uncle, grandpa) are signed near the forehead.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign cousin in ASL

  • Preschool learning activities around family members can be lots of fun! Gather some pictures of favorite cousins. Talk about where they live, who they live with, and what kind of fun you have when you’re together. Model good language by using the sign for cousin and trying out sentences such as, “When I am with my cousin, we love to ___________!”
  • Video chat with a cousin! Do you have a cousin who lives far away? Do a video chat with them (and aunts and uncles too!) to say hello.


Cousins. Sign a C by your chin for a girl cousin and a C by your forehead for a boy.

Download the Flashcard (click on the image. Print in color or black-and-white and adjust the print size according to your needs.)

Cousin American Sign Language Dictionary

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