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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Feel in Sign Language

Learn how to sign feel in ASL (American Sign Language). This important sign can help young children express emotion in a constructive way.

  1. With your palm flat and facing towards you, keep your fingers outstretched and angle your middle finger down closer to you than the others.
  2. Brush your middle finger over your heart a couple of times.
  3. Your feelings are felt in your heart! Use this visual to help you remember the sign.
  4. This sign is the same as the one for feelings, but we’ve provided different teaching tips for each.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign feel in ASL 

  • Play games for preschoolers around feelings. Start a sentence with, “I feel _____” Fill in the emotion, such as: happy, sad, silly, mad, etc. Sign feel each time, and then act out the emotion together. Make lots of funny faces as you go!
  • Enhance reading comprehension by talking about characters’ feelings in a story. Ask your child things like,  “How does the little girl in the book feel?” and use the sign as a part of the question.

Feel. With an open hand, brush your middle finger over your heart. Feel.

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