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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Choose in Sign Language

Learn how to sign choose in ASL (American Sign Language) so that your child can have a say in some age-appropriate choices throughout the day.

1. Bring one hand to about chest height, hand open and fingers slightly bent.
2. Reach forward and touch your thumb and pointer fingertips together.
3. This sign looks like you are reaching down to choose something. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign choose in ASL

  • The sign for “choose” is also the sign for “pick”. You can use it interchangeably.
  • Teach your child to make good choices by offering a variety of options you find acceptable. For instance, “We can go for a walk or we can play soccer. You choose!”


Choose or pick! Your thumb and pointer finger pick something! Pick or choose.

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