Are you wanting to learn or teach your child how to count on their fingers? Check out this free ASL numbers printable. It is perfect for homeschool or those learning ASL on their own.
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This free ASL numbers printable covers numbers 0 through 9. It is perfect to print or to laminate and reuse over and over.
Our family loves learning ASL (American Sign Language) together. I actually started classes to become an interpreter for the Deaf but decided to take a break from school until my children are older. It was a lot trying to go back to school with a toddler and a baby!
I think ASL is a fantastic language for children (and adults!) to learn so we have been learning at home together. This printable match up game covers numbers 0-9 which is perfect for young children, toddlers, or ASL beginners.
Why should preschoolers learn ASL?
Like I said before, I think ASL is a great language for children to learn. According to this post from Learning Journals there are some fantastic benefits for children who are learning ASL including:
- +12 IQ point advantage
- Accelerated speech and emotional development
- Reinforcement of learning of educational concepts such as ABC’s, animals, and other specific themes
- Helps children remember words because there is muscle memory involved, and the more senses involved in learning, the greater memory retention the child will have
- Improves attentiveness to social gestures of others as well as of themselves
- Larger speaking vocabulary and ability to form longer sentences
- Earlier reading and larger reading vocabulary
I have noticed with my own children that by learning their numbers in ASL they have gained a love for numbers. I think it has helped my two learn that numbers represent physical things.
One caution I want to give is that children learning their numbers in ASL may sign the number three differently (as well as other numbers) and if they are in a regular classroom setting their teacher might not know! Be sure to mention it so they’re not reprimanded. I personally taught my children that there are two ways to count on their hands to prevent any mix ups.
How to play
This game does require the knowledge of the numbers 0-9 in ASL. Print then laminate. Next, cut out the ASL number signs.
Match the sign with the appropriate letter on the last sheet. This game is great for adults who are learning ASL too.
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How to download
If you are looking for a fun way to practice your ASL numbers 0-9 knowledge then this free printable is the way to go! Just hit the black download button below.
Print on landscape setting in black and white. For personal or single classroom use only. No commercial reproduction allowed.