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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Slow in Sign Language

Learn how to sign slow in ASL (American Sign Language). Sometimes it’s nice to move slow instead of fast!

  1. Hold one arm straight out in front of you, palm down and fingers relaxed.
  2. Take your other hand and, starting at the fingertips of the first hand, draw your it slowly up the length of the other arm.
  3. This sign moves nice and slow – just like the word it represents. Use this cue to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign slow in ASL

  • Play a game of Simon Says, and work in directions to move fast and slow along with the motions. For instance, “Simon says jump up and down nice and slow!” Or, “Simon says spin around slow in a circle”. Add in cues to go fast too, and sign each time to support the direction!
  • If you’re wondering how to use sign language in the classroom, slow (and other directions) is a great place to start. Asking students to move or behave in a certain way and supporting the request with the sign will reinforce the request and help with classroom management!

Slow! Draw your hand slowly up your other hand. Slow!

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