Sign Language Dictionary

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Night in Sign Language

Learn how to sign night – there’s a chance to practice it at the end of every day!

1. Bring one arm in front of you, bent at the elbow and forearm parallel to the body.
2. With the other hand, press your fingertips together and rest the elbow on the fingertips of the first hand.
3. Arc the second hand over until it lays flat.
4. The first hand looks like the horizon and the second hand looks like the sun going down. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Routine can be so important! Recite your evening routine with your child by modeling this sentence, “At night, first we ________. The next thing we do at night is ________.” Keep adding on until you’ve covered your bedtime routine (brush teeth, read books, sing songs, etc.) Sign night each time!
  • Learning ASL is easy when you practice every day! Each and every night, sign “good night!” to your child, and encourage him to sign it back.

Night. Use your hand to show the sun going down over the mountains. Night. Try it with me. Night. If you add good before night, you can say goodnight! Goodnight.

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