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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Uncle in Sign Language

Learn how to sign uncle. Do you have a favorite one?

1. Make a U-shape by extending your pointer and middle finger straight up and pressing them together and folding the rest of the fingers into the palm.
2. Bring the U-shape up to the side of your forehead and circle it slightly.
3. U is for uncle and male signs tend to be done up by the forehead. Use these cues to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • An uncle is the brother of your mom or dad. Ask mom or dad to tell you all about your uncle! Sign uncle as you listen to stories.
  • When you are teaching baby sign language, sign family names for everyone she comes in contact with. Any brothers of mom or dad will be Uncle ______. Sign uncle before you say their name.

Uncle. Circle a U by your forehead. Uncle.

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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