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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U in Sign Language

Learn how to sign the letter U in ASL.

1. Hold your pointer and middle finger straight up and press them together. Tuck the remaining fingers into the palm of the hand.
2. This sign looks like the handle of an umbrella. U for umbrella. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Create art activities that teach! Go outside and draw letters of the alphabet in chalk on the sidewalk or a safe driveway. Practice signing, including the letter U, as you go.
  • The letter U is at the beginning of many words. Brainstorm a list of U-words with your child and sign U as you come up with each. Older children can also distinguish between the long and short vowel sounds that U makes.

This is how you sign U. Two fingers strait up and together. U.

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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