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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Doctor in Sign Language

Learn how to sign doctor in ASL (American Sign Language) and all about this important helper.

  1. Bring one hand up in front of you, elbow resting near your belly, palm up, fingers curled lightly in.
  2. Take your other hand and tap your pinky, ring, middle, and pointer fingers on the wrist of the first hand.
  3. This sign looks just like a doctor is taking your pulse. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign doctor in ASL

  • Create preschool learning games by enabling imaginative play. Provide a pretend doctor’s kit and encourage kids to roll play being a doctor and a patient. What kinds of things do you go see the doctor for? How do they help? Take turns with your child being the doctor or patient. Practice the sign for doctor as you go.
  • Recite the children’s poem “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” together. Each time Mama calls the doctor, practice the sign!

Doctor! Tap your fingers on your wrist, like a doctor taking a pulse.

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