Sign Language Dictionary

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New in Sign Language

Learn how to sign new – 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:

  • 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.