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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Rain in Sign Language

Learn how to sign rain in ASL (American Sign Language). You’ll get a chance to practice it whenever the weather allows!

  1. Bring both hands up to about head height, palms down, and fingers spread open.
  2. Bend your wrists up and down as you draw your hands down to about waist height.
  3. This sign looks like raindrops coming down from the sky. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign rain in ASL

  • Make it rain indoors! Buy a small watering can to use in the tub or the sink. Practice pouring out the water and then signing rain.
  • Sign language with babies is easy when you can use what’s naturally happening around you to teach! When it rains, spend some time at the
    window with baby looking at the rain and signing together. If it isn’t too chilly, step outside in the rain and feel it on your face and hands and then sign rain some more!

Transcript:
Rain. Open your hands and let them fall down from the sky. Your fingers are like raindrops. Rain.

Download the Flashcard (click on the image. The file contains a few color and black-and-white options. Print according to your needs.)

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