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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Stop in Sign Language

Learn how to sign stop in ASL (American Sign Language). It comes in handy when you can’t always use your words or voice!

  1. Hold one hand flat and palm up.
  2. With the other hand also flat, lower it pinky-first into the first hand so they collide.
  3. You can do this with more or less force depending on how important it is something stops right away!
  4. This sign has oomph! As the hands collide they stop moving. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign stop in ASL

  • This sign is also good for a variation on “Red Light! Green Light!” Practice the signs for stop and go. When you sign go your child can run. When you sign stop the child stops!
  • Sign language comes in handy when out and about. If your child is out of earshot or you are in a place that needs to be particularly quiet, you can get their attention and re-direct behavior by signing stop.

Stop. Use a flat hand to stop the other hand. Stop.

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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