How to sign childhood in American Sign Language

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Mature emotionally

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand in front of you and your palm facing the floor. Then raise your hand up, bending your wrist as you raise your hand. This sign represents a person getting taller as they grow up.


Example Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of childhood

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of childhood

End of Sign

Final Frame of childhood

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for childhood
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

About the Creator

Paul Kelly, a nationally certified sign language interpreter and the founder of, has dedicated his career to bridging communication gaps through sign language. As a CODA (child of deaf adult), with deep personal and professional roots in the deaf community, Paul brings a unique blend of personal insight and professional expertise to his work.

His experiences range from legal to entertainment interpreting, including teaching sign language to celebrities like Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. His passion for innovation is evident in the AI-driven features of this dictionary, aiming to make sign language more accessible for all.

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