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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Milk in Sign Language

Learn how to sign milk in ASL (American Sign Language). You can use it with dairy or the milk from mama for nursing.

  1. Bring one hand up in a fist, with the wrist facing in (so if you use your right hand the wrist will face to the left, and vice versa for the left hand).
  2. Open and close the fist a few times.
  3. This sign looks like you are milking a cow’s udder. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign milk in ASL

  • Give your child a couple of choices for drinks, including milk. Ask her to sign each one (such as milk, water, juice) and then choose the one she wants to drink.
  • Basic sign language for babies often starts with food and drink. Milk is a very easy one to learn and do, so use it each time you offer your child a bottle or a nursing session and see how fast she catches on!

You open and close your fist like this. It’s kind of like you’re milking a cow. Milk.Let’s see the sign for milk!

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