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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Guess in Sign Language

Learn how to sign guess and use this sign in all sorts of guessing games!

1. Bring one hand up a few inches in front of your face, off to the side a little. Start with the hand in a loose c-shape.
2. Swoop the hand in front of the face closing it into a fist.
3. This sign looks like you are grabbing a guess right out of the air. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Play games for children that involve informed guessing. For instance, hide a favorite toy behind your back and give little clues, encouraging your child to guess which toy you have. Celebrate and be silly when the right guess happens!
  • Act out an animal and have your child guess which one you are pretending to be. Model this sentence, “I can guess! You are a (insert animal)!”. Then switch roles and let your child pretend to be the animal and you guess – and sign!

Guess! Open your hand and grab the answer out of the air. Guess.

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