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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Y in Sign Language

Learn how to sign the letter Y.

1. Hold one hand up, palm facing out. Extend the pinky and thumb straight out and tuck the remaining fingertips into the palm.
2. This sign looks like the top of the letter Y. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Crafts for children can help teach the alphabet. Make a Y out of popsicle sticks. Glue to a piece of paper and have your child trace it with her finger. The tactile reinforcement helps teach the letter. Signing and saying the letter offer additional learning modalities!
  • There are so many ABC books to be found. Children learning the alphabet can benefit from reading a variety of them and signing the letters on each page.

This is the letter Y. Looks just like the top of a Y.

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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