Sign Language Dictionary

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Grandpa in Sign Language

Learn how to sign grandpa in ASL – you’ll want to know the sign for this special guy in the family for sure!

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

Teaching Tips:

  • Learning baby sign language is easy when you get to interact with people you love! Every time Grandpa catch’s baby’s eye, say grandpa and model the sign. Soon baby will associate the sign with the guy!
  • Does Grandpa do silly things? Model this sentence, “Grandpa is silly when he ______!” Sign grandpa each time. You can also switch out the word silly for other descriptors.

Same as Dad, but bounces forward. Now sign grandpa, grandpa. Grandpa!

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