This video lesson is designed for 3-6-year-old children.
The video lesson allows the children to represent the days of the week in American Sign Language (ASL), using hand and face movements.
ASL or American Sign Language is primarily used for communication by children who are deaf or hard of hearing. However, any child can learn it. It makes children communicate easily with parents, teachers, administrators, especially when they fail to express themselves.
How do you say ‘days of the week’ in ASL?
To say the word “days of the week, in ASL”: fold the dominant hand into an index-finger hand shape, then move it over the palm of the non-dominant hand.
Another option is to fold the left hand (or non-dominant hand) in an “index finger” handshape, palm facing right. Slide the right hand outward over the left hand and index finger.
How to sign different days of the week in American Sign Language (ASL)?
- Monday: Fold the thumb under the fingers except for the little finger to make an ‘M.’ Turn it towards you, and move it in a small circle.
- Tuesday: Fold the thumb between the index finger and the middle finger to make a T. Now, take the “T-hand, ” move it towards you, and move it in a small circle (same as Monday).
- Wednesday: Open the index finger, middle finger, and ring finger to make a W. Now, turn the “W-hand” towards you and move it in a circle.
- Thursday: Open index finger and middle finger together. Place the thumb on the fingers to make an H. Move the H hand in a circular motion.
- Friday: Join the thumb and index finger to make an Ok sign. Face it towards you and move in a circular motion.
- Saturday: Make a fist, place your thumb next to the index finger, turn it towards you, and move in a circle.
- Sunday: Open both the hands, palms facing outside, and move it in a circular motion.
Watch the video to understand how to sign days of the week in ASL.
Let the child repeat this exercise along with the video and express themselves using ASL.
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Video created by Pocatello Valley Montessori (Idaho)
- American Sign Language