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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Sister in Sign Language

Learn how to sign sister – she’s a pretty important member of many families!

1. First sign girl by bringing one hand up to the ear, tucking in all the fingers except the thumb, and drawing the thumb down the side of the cheek to the corner of the lip.
2. The second part of the sign is made by extending the pointer finger and thumb on both hands while tucking the remaining fingers into the palm. Then stack the hands on top of one another.
3. A sister is a girl (and you have to just remember to stack your hands after!). Use this cue to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Is there a sister for your child? If so, help him plan something sweet for his sister. It could be a picture, a card, a letter, or a special activity. Help him sign sister as he plans.
  • Preschool learning activities can be built around favorite books. Get the book “A Baby Sister for Francis” and read it together. Each time the sister appears in the story, sign sister together.

Sister. Sign girl.

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

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