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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Rollerskate in Sign Language

Learn how to sign rollerskate in ASL (American Sign Language)! Just like with practicing sign language, if you practice rollerskating it gets easier!

  1. Hold both hands in front of you with the pointer and middle finger extended and crooked in a little bit. Fold the other fingers into the palm of the hand.
  2. Alternate pushing the hands forward and back.
  3. The pointer and middle finger show the wheels and the moving hands show the movement your legs make when you skate. Use this visual to help you
    remember the sign.
  4. You can also modify this sign for inline skates (or roller blades). Simply hold hands flat with palms facing one another and alternate pushing them back and forth.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign rollerskate in ASL

  • Is there a roller rink in town? Choose a family friendly time to go and enjoy learning to skate together. Practice your sign in-between tries!
  • You can play music games for kids at the rollerskating rink. Play a song and try to skate and when the music stops you freeze. Each time you star the music and start to skate again, sign rollerskate!

Rollerskate! Your two fingers are the front wheels skating. And this is the sign for inline skates. Rollerskate!

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