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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One in Sign Language

Learn how to sign one (1) in ASL (American Sign Language). Learn the number one (1) today and pretty soon you’ll know all the numbers! Teaching babies how to sign the number one is easy! Extend the index finger of your dominant hand, (all other fingers should be down). Make sure that your palm is facing in and your index finger is pointing up. This sign is stationary.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign one in ASL

Sometimes babies struggle to keep their fingers separated, that’s fine. As their dexterity improves their signs will become clearer. Here are some tips that can help them learn faster:

  1. Take your babies hand and fold the fingers into a fist
  2. Gently raise their index finger
  3. Model the sign for your child so they can both feel and see the sign
  4. Use toys or treats to show the difference between one and many
  5. Positive reinforcement, Clap! Cheer! Hugs and Kisses! Treats! Make sure that every learning experience is fun for your baby, even if they struggle to form the sign correctly.


“This is the number one. Show 1.”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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