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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Friend in Sign Language

Learn how to sign friend in ASL (American Sign Language) to talk about all those special people in your world.

  1. Make hook shapes with both pointers, and fold the rest of your fingers into each palm.
  2. Hook the pointers together and then switch so that that the pointer that was on the bottom moves to the top.
  3. Friends stick together – just like those pointer fingers hooked together! Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign friend in ASL

  • Preschool games and activities centered on learning to interact with friends are a valuable part of a child’s development. Model behavior with simple sentences such as, “I can share with my friend!”, “I play with my friend and we love to ________”, and “My friend (insert child’s name) is special because _____”. Model some sentences with your child, signing friend each time and then see how they like to fill in the blanks!
  • Create an imaginary friend! Have your child draw the mythical person or creature and decorate him or her with creative clothes. Then make up a story about the adventure your child and the imaginary friend will go on.

Friend. Hook your pointers and then switch them. Friend!

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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