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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Dress in Sign Language

Learn how to sign dress in ASL (American Sign Language) and enjoy getting dressed up – for special times and pretend!

  1. Bring both hands up to about chest height, palms in, fingers together.
  2. Draw your hands down your torso and then out to your sides, ending with hands several inches out and palms still facing down.
  3. This sign looks like you are showing a nice A-line dress. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign dress in ASL

  • Create fun activities for children with a dress-up box! Fill it with all sorts of clothes, including dresses, and encourage them to sign the name of the clothing they choose. Where does one wear a dress? Pretend to go there!
  • Design a pretty dress using objects around the house. Draw a simple outline of a dress for your child and let them fill it in with crayons, stickers, foam shapes, buttons, or anything else they desire to make a fancy dress! Practice the sign while you create together!

Dress! Your hands follow the shape of the dress. Dress!

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