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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Present in Sign Language

Learn how to sign present. Who can you give a present to?

1. With both hands, crook your pointer finger forward and tuck the rest of the fingers of each hand into the palms.
2. Push your hands forward.
3. This sign is like you are giving someone a present. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Teaching games for kids can foster care for others. Is there someone special in your child’s world that would love a present “just because”? Think of a friend, family member, or neighbor who could use a little brightening of their day. Together with your child, bake a treat or make a craft and deliver the present! Practice signing present as you prepare to go.
  • Find holiday books where characters exchange presents. Sign present whenever one appears in the illustration.

Present or gift. Use a bent pointer to give the present to your friend. Do you like presents? I sure do. Sign present!

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