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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Grandma in Sign Language

Learn how to sign grandma in ASL (American Sign Language). You’ll want the sign to talk about this special lady in your family!

  1. First sign “mom” by placing the thumb of one hand on the side of your chin. The palm is flat and the fingers up and outstretched.
  2. Then bounce the hand forward.
  3. This sign is like mom, but bounced out one generation – to grandma! Use this concept to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign grandma in ASL

  • Learning sign language at home is easy when you get to practice with your family! Visit or video chat with grandma and show off your skills!
  • Sit down with your child and make a list of reasons Grandma is special. Then call or visit grandma and read it to her together. You can model language such as, “I love grandma because _______!” Make sure you sign grandma each time!

Same as mom, but bounce it forward! Sign grandma. Grandma!

Download the Flashcard (click on the image. Print in color or black-and-white and adjust the print size according to your needs.)

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