Signing Fun

American Sign Language Vocabulary, Phrases, Games, and Activities

First Edition

By Penny Warner
Illustrated by Paula Gray

Categories: American Sign Language Reference and Instruction, Children's Books / Young Adult
Imprint: Gallaudet University Press
Paperback : 9781563682926, 192 pages, November 2006
Ebook : 9781563685019, 192 pages, December 2010
Request a Desk or Exam Copy Request a Media Review Copy

Table of contents

1     The American Manual Alphabet
2     The Manual Numbers
3     Just Do It! Activity Signs
4     Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My! Animal Signs
5     When You Grow Up: Career Signs
6     Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue: Color Signs
7     Stylin’: Clothing and Fashion Signs
8     Mad, Sad, and Glad: Feeling Signs
9     Time to Eat! Food Signs
10   Feeling Good: Health Signs
11   Celebrate! Holiday Signs
12   Home Sweet Home: Home Signs
13   How Much? How Many? Measurement Signs
14   Get Going! Movement Signs
15   Out and About: Outdoor Signs
16   It’s Party Time! Party Signs
17   Family and Friends: People Signs
18   Here and There: Place Signs
19   Let’s Play: Play Signs
20   Scared Stiff: Scary Signs
21   Is It Recess Yet? School Signs
22   Let’s Go Shopping: Shopping Signs
23   Let’s Go! Travel Signs
24   Extra Fun Signs
       Sign Language Games and Activities

For ages 11 and up, this fun book presents 441 signs on a variety of topics, practice sentences, dozens of entertaining games, and tips on signing and fingerspelling.



Here’s a great book for every young adult age 11 up, Signing Fun: American Sign Language Vocabulary, Phrases, Games, and Activities. Signing is visual, easy to learn, and fun to use. Author Penny Warner offers 441 useful signs on a variety of favorite topics: activities, animals, fashion, food, holidays, home, outdoors, parties, people, places, play, emotions, school, shopping, travel, plus extra fun signs for especially popular words. Each chapter includes practice sentences using everyday phrases to help new signers learn in a fun way.

Signing Fun provides dozens of entertaining games and activities, too, such as Alphabet Sign, Finger Fun Gesture Guess, Match Signs, Mime and Sign, Oppo-Sign, Picture Hand, Secret Sign, Sign-A-Gories, Signo Bingo, Snap and Sign, and Truth or Sign. It also features a list of tips on how to sign, including how to fingerspell, use numbers, and communicate with deaf people. Whimsical drawings clearly illustrate all of the signs, and a full index lists all of their English meanings for quick reference. Signing Fun is a terrific first book for learning sign while having a great time.


Penny Warner is a child development instructor and the author of more than 40 books living in Danville, CA.