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Baby Sign Language: ASL Higher Numbers (30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 1,000, 1,000,000)

Teach your child the signs for the higher numbers thirty (30), forty (40), fifty (50), sixty (60), seventy (70), eighty (80), ninety (90), one hundred (100), one thousand (1,000), and one million (1,000,000) in baby sign language with the following descriptions and images.

Thirty (30)

Form the sign for the number 3 followed by the sign for the number 0. (Form a fist with the index and middle fingers pointing up and the thumb pointing out. Then form a circle with the fingers and thumb.)

ASL Three (3) ASL Zero (0)

Forty (40)

Form the sign for the number 4 followed by the sign for the number 0. (Point the four fingers up with the thumb resting on the palm. Then form a circle with the fingers and thumb.)

ASL Four (4) ASL Zero (0)

Fifty (50)

Form the sign for the number 5 followed by the sign for the number 0. (Point all five fingers up and out. Then form a circle with the fingers and thumb.)

ASL Five (5) ASL Zero (0)

Sixty (60)

Form the sign for the number 6 followed by the sign for the number 0. (Hold the pinky down with the thumb while holding the index, middle, and ring fingers up. Then form a circle with the fingers and thumb.)

ASL Six (6) ASL Zero (0)

Seventy (70)

Form the sign for the number 7 followed by the sign for the number 0. (Hold the ring finger down with the thumb while holding the index, middle, and pinky fingers up. Then form a circle with the fingers and thumb.)

ASL Seven (7) ASL Zero (0)

Eighty (80)

Form the sign for the number 8 followed by the sign for the number 0. (Hold the middle finger down with the thumb while holding the index, ring, and pinky fingers up. Then form a circle with the fingers and thumb.)

ASL Eight (8) ASL Zero (0)

Ninety (90)

Form the sign for the number 9 followed by the sign for the number 0. (Hold the index finger down with the thumb while holding the middle, ring, and pinky fingers up. Then form a circle with the fingers and thumb.)

ASL Nine (9) ASL Zero (0)

One Hundred (100)

Form the sign for the number 1 followed by the sign for the letter C. (Form a fist with the index finger pointing up. Then form the fingers and thumb into the shape of the letter C.)

ASL One (1) Fingerspelling C

To form the signs for the other hundreds (200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900), also form the sign for the initial number followed by the sign for the letter C.

One Thousand (1,000)

Form the sign for the number 1. Then form one hand into a flat hand held in front of the body with the palm up and the other hand into a bent hand. Tap the fingertips of the bent hand onto the palm of the flat hand.

ASL One (1) ASL Thousand

To form the signs for the other thousands (2,000; 3,000; 4,000; 5,000; 6,000; 7,000; 8,000; 9,000), also form the sign for the initial number followed by the bent hand tapping the flat hand.

One Million (1,000,000)

Form the sign for the number 1. Then form one hand into a flat hand held in front of the body with the palm up and the other hand into a bent hand. Tap the fingertips of the bent hand onto the palm of the flat hand twice.

ASL One (1) ASL Thousand ASL Thousand

Image Credits

“ASL Numbers” by Linguistics Girl: The Linguistic Librarian (Heather Johnson) under © All Rights Reserved (Used with permission): http://www.flickr.com/photos/linguisticsgirl/sets/72157627489822801/

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