Sign Language 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.

Explore in Sign Language

Learn how to sign explore in ASL (American Sign Language) 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 – to learn how to sign explore in ASL

  • 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.

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