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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Pet in Sign Language

Learn how to sign pet in ASL (American Sign Language). Do you have a special pet at home?

  1. Bring one hand up to about chest height. Bend the fingers down so they point towards the ground.
  2. With your other hand, stroke the top of the first hand a couple of times.
  3. This sign looks just like you are petting a little animal. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign pet in ASL

  • Art games for kids inspire imagination. Create an imaginary pet! You can draw it, or create it with craft supplies. What will you name your pet? What silly things will it do? Use your imagination and sign pet as you play.
  • Have older children write simple stories about their pet and read it to a friend. Sign pet together as you share your story.

Pet! Just like you are petting an animal. Pet!

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