Sign Language 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.

R in Sign Language

Learn how to sign the letter R.

1. Bring one hand up in front of you. Cross your pointer and middle fingers and fold the rest of your fingers down to your palm. This is the letter R.

Teaching Tips:

  • Give your child a safe item to use as a pointer. A child friendly chopstick or a feather, for example. Read a book together and let him use his magic pointer to point out each time R appears in the text. Sign R too!
  • Reading games for Kindergarten often first focus on learning letter sounds.Try it with R. Point to a word that begins with R and have your child provide the sound (rrrr) and sign R. Then you complete the rest of the word.

Transcript:
This is the letter R. Cross your fingers and it makes an R. R!

Download the Flashcard (click on the image. Print in color or black-and-white and adjust the print size according to your needs.)