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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Giraffe in Sign Language

Learn how to sign giraffe in ASL (American Sign Language) and enjoy learning about this beautiful long-necked creature.

  1. Make a c-shaped hand and place it just in front of the chest, fingertips pointing towards the body.
  2. Maintaining the c-shape, pull the hand up and away from the body, ending several inches above the head.
  3. This sign looks like you are showing the giraffe’s long neck. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign giraffe in ASL

  • For a child, signing about animals is one of the most engaging ways to work on teaching sign language. Giraffe’s are particularly fun because of their
    unusual appearance! Sign giraffe together and walk around stretching your necks pretending to be a giraffe nibbling from the tall trees.
  • Check out the amusing book “Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Giles Andreae. Point to Gerald the giraffe on each page and practice the sign. Young children will delight in the silly and sweet story of a giraffe learning to be just who he is, and nobody else!

Giraffe! Show his long neck. Giraffe!

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