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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Hike in Sign Language

Learn how to sign hike and see where a new adventure might take you!

1. With both hands: bring hands about chest height, palm down. Your elbows are back near your body and the forearms extend straight out in front of you.
2. Extend the middle finger, pointer finger, and thumb. Tuck in the rest of the fingers. (This is a three-shaped hand in ASL).
3. Angling arms upwards a bit, alternate them forward one at a time.
4. This sign looks like your hands are hiking up a hill. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Activities for children that get them outdoors and exploring are so important! Find a place near you where you can hike (or even just take a simple walk). Practice signing hike as you explore the world around you.
  • Make a checklist of things to look for on your hike. Examples could include: trees, bugs, grass, rocks, etc. Bring the list with you and mark off each as you discover them. As an extension, you could take digital pictures of each and put together a little hiking book. Model descriptive language with your child, such as, “On our hike we saw __________! It was (insert description on color, size, etc.)” Be sure to sign hike for each sentence!

Hike. Make threes and hike them up the hill. Try it with me. Hike!

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