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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Numbers in Sign Language

Learn how to sign numbers in ASL (American Sign Language) – how high can you count?

  1. On each separate hand, touch the fingertips all together.
  2. Then bring the fingertips of both hands together and twist the wrists back and forth a few times.
  3. This sign doesn’t have a great visual cue, you just have to learn it!

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign numbers in ASL

  • Sometimes preschoolers and Kindergartners mix up numbers and letters. Pull a selection of both letters and numbers (maybe five of each to start with, working your way up to 10 and 15). Mix them up and have your child sort the letters and numbers into two different piles. Have her sign numbers as she shows you the numbers pile.
  • You can create fun learning games for Kindergartners using numbers. Write digits on pieces of paper and place them around the room. Tell children you are going on a “numbers hunt”. Start with asking them to find one number at a time, and then add on by asking them to find a series of numbers. For instance, “Find the numbers 1, 3, and 7!” This will help with number identification and also retaining multi-step directions.

Numbers! Twist your hands as you touch them together. Numbers.

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