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!
- Hold one hand flat and palm up.
- With the other hand also flat, lower it pinky-first into the first hand so they collide.
- You can do this with more or less force depending on how important it is something stops right away!
- 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.
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