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Across

The across sign uses both index fingers while each hand is drawn into a fist. Your non-dominant hand is bent at the elbow, with your index finger pointing straight ahead of you. Then your domimant hand's index finger travels forward, from touching your non-dominant index to about half a foot further ahead, indicating a short distance across something.

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Teach your toddler the across sign in the context of locations inside the house, in the neighborhood, or elsewhere, to mark the spot where his or her point of interest is located relative to your own position or another landmark.

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Flash Card

This is a useful flash card taught best to toddlers in conjunction with the other prepositions or place flash cards.

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2 Responses to “Across”

  1. Jessica Griebel

    Hello. Your site is wonderful and so useful! I am creating a Prepositional Phrase activity packet for my Deaf students and want to include pictures of the words in ASL along with the printed word. I am looking for a picture of the sign for “over” as in “The dog jumps OVER the doghouse.” I know when that is signed in ASL the word “over” wouldn’t be signed specifically but rather shown via a Classifier but that sentence is just to give an idea of what I’m looking for with the word “over.” The activity packet shows a picture of the dog over the doghouse but he’s not hovering over it…he is jumping over it. I think the sign for “across” would work but the sign for that on this site is the same as ‘opposite.’ Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

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