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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Son in Sign Language

Learn how to sign son. The boy in the family is the son!

1. First sign boy by bringing one hand to the forehead. Touch the side of the pointer finger to the forehead and then draw your hand out while bringing the fingertip of the pointer finger and thumb together to touch. The sign for boy looks like you are showing the brim of a boy’s baseball cap.
2. Then sign baby. Lay one arm on top of the other and rock them back and forth, just like you are rocking a little baby.
3. A son is a boy baby (then he grows up – but he’s still someone’s baby)! Use this cue to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Look at family photos together. Who is the son? Is it the boy in the family? Or is it the daddy who is the son of the grandparents? How many sons do you know of? Son. You sign boy and then rock your baby.
  • Learn sign language words by practicing with children’s literature. Get the children’s book “Just Me and My Dad” by Mercer Mayer. In this book there is a father and there is a son. Read the book together and point out the son in the picture while signing son.

Son. You sign boy and then rock your baby.

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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