Sign Language Dictionary

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Explore in Sign Language

Learn how to sign explore in ASL and then go on a hunt to see what you can find while you explore!

1. Bring one hand up in front of your face in a c-shape (fingers pressed together, thumb down – with the empty space between  the side of the thumb and pointer looks like a C!)
2. Circle the hand a few times.
3. You can do this sign with one hand or use both. If you use both, place one c-shape in front of the other, leaving a few inches between hands.
4. This sign looks like you are holding on to a telescope and searching for something. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips

  • Imaginative play in early childhood education is so vital!  Go outside and explore together! What will you find today? Talk about how you are going to explore and practice the sign.
  • For slightly more structured play, create a scavenger hunt around a theme (examples: find hidden stuffed animals, snacks, toys, etc.) Give clues as your little one goes exploring and make sure you practice the sign as you go.

Explore! Just like you are looking and looking through a telescope. You can use one hand or two. Explore!