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.

Stars in Sign Language

Learn how to sign stars – way up in the sky!

1. Signed just like the singular form, “star”, extend both pointer fingers and tuck the rest of the fingers into the palms.
2. Place the pointers next to one another up near your head and to one side.
3. Brush them back and forth as you guide your hands from one side to the other.
4. This sign looks like twinkling stars all across the sky. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Signing for children comes alive when they can get first hand experiences to go with the signs you are teaching. Did you know there are apps for tablets that let you point the device to the sky and see what constellations are above you? Look for star apps and then go outside and explore the stars! Sign stars in-between discoveries!
  • Lie out under the sky and count the stars together as they appear in the sky. Sign stars as you go.

Transcript:
Stars. Slide your fingers pointing up at the stars. Stars.