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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Sweep in Sign Language

Learn how to sign sweep. Even a small child can begin to learn to help with this chore!

1. Hold one hand flat with the palm up.
2. Take the other hand and also hold it flat, but turn it on its side so the pinky faces down.
3. Sweep the second hand over the palm of the first hand a couple of times.
4. This sign looks just like you are sweeping something away. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Teach your child how to sweep. Depending on how old she is, you can use the regular broom, a child-sized broom, or even a dustpan and duster broom! Sign sweep and then show her how to do the same with the cleaning tools.
  • Make teaching sign language a part of everyday activities – it becomes a game by using the sign, and the chore will become less of a chore and more of a fun activity!

Sweep. One hand is the floor, and the other hand sweeps everything away. Sweep!

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