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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D in Sign Language

Learn how to sign the letter D! Use it to sign some words that begin with D.

1. Bring one hand up about shoulder height.
2. Touch middle, ring and pinky fingers to your thumb to make an o-shape
3. Extend the pointer finger straight up.
4. This sign looks a lot like a lower case d – or a little like a dog’s head with a perky ear! Use these visuals to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips

  • It’s easy to create alphabet learning games for kids. Try going on a “D hunt” – Look at a simple children’s book or poem and point to all the places you see the letter d. Make sure you sign each time!
  • Teach your child the sound the letter d makes. Be sure to make it a short d- sound and not an elongated sound like “duh”. Look around your house – what things do you see that start with the letter d? Say the word and sign the letter together!


This is the sign for the letter D. It looks a lot like a lower case D. D

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