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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New in Sign Language

Learn how to sign new in ASL (American Sign Language). There are many new things to learn about and explore!

  1. Hold one hand in front of you at about the middle of your body, palm up, fingers lightly pressed together.
  2. Take your other hand and lightly scoop the fingertips across the palm of the first hand.
  3. This sign looks like you are scooping up something new! Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign new in ASL

  • Bring out some items that are new (a new crayon, pencil, sock, etc.) and some times that are old (empty box of cereal, an old toy, etc.). Ask your child to sort items that are new and old, and sign for each category.
  • Activities for children that teach stewardship of the earth are important! Encourage kids to give away or recycle items that are old. Each time they get something new, they can exchange it with something old. This keeps your home cleaner too, and more free from clutter.

New. Hold one hand flat and scoop with your other hand, like you’re scooping up a new toy! New. Sign it with me. New.

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