Sign Language Dictionary

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Friend in Sign Language

Learn how to sign friend to talk about all those special people in your world.

1. Make hook shapes with both pointers, and fold the rest of your fingers into each palm.
2. Hook the pointers together and then switch so that that the pointer that was on the bottom moves to the top.
3. Friends stick together – just like those pointer fingers hooked together! Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips

  • Preschool games and activities centered on learning to interact with friends are a valuable part of a child’s development. Model behavior with simple sentences such as, “I can share with my friend!”, “I play with my friend and we love to ________”, and “My friend (insert child’s name) is special because _____”. Model some sentences with your child, signing friend each time and then see how they like to fill in the blanks!
  • Create an imaginary friend! Have your child draw the mythical person or creature and decorate him or her with creative clothes. Then make up a story about the adventure your child and the imaginary friend will go on.

Friend. Hook your pointers and then switch them. Friend!