Signing Time! (season 2)

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The following is a list of quotes from the second season of Signing Time!

Nice to Meet You [2.01][edit]

Rachel: My name is. Sign my: It’s a flat hand on your chest. My. Name: Your first two fingers tap the top of your other two fingers. They make a shape like an X. Sometimes you write your name by an X. Name. My name is. Then, you can say or sign your name. My name is Rachel!
Rachel: What is your name? Sign what. Put both hands palm up in front of you. What. Your. It's just like the sign for my but it pushes toward the other person. Your. Name. Sign the X. What is your name? What’s your name?
Rachel: Old. It’s like you’re showing the beard of an old man. Try it. Old.
Rachel: New. With a cupped hand, scoop something new off your palm. New.
Rachel: Nice to meet you. Sign nice. One palm moves nicely across the other palm. Nice! Meet. Pretend your pointers are two different people. When they come together they meet. Meet! You. Just point right at the person. You! Nice to meet you. Nice to meet you.
Rachel: Alike. Move your hand back and forth with your thumb and pinky. Move between the things that are alike. Sign it with me! Alike. It’s also the sign for same.
Rachel: Different! Cross your pointers then move your hands away from each other. Sign with me. Different.
Rachel: Friend. Hook your pointers, then switch. Show me. Friend!
Rachel: How are you? Or, How are you doing? First, sign how. Put your fingers together, thumbs up, and then roll them forward. How. Then point: you. How are you? How are you?
Rachel: Fine. Or I am doing fine. Open your hand and tap your thumb on your chest. Fine! I am doing fine. First point to yourself and then sign fine. I am doing fine!
Rachel: Stay. Make a “Y” hand shape with both hands, put them out in front of you, and bring them down like you’re making something stay with your hands. Stay!
Rachel: Fun. Your first two fingers brush your nose and land on your other fingers. Fun!
Rachel: See you later. Make a two hand shape and touch it at your cheek. Bring it forward for see. See. Then sign later. Make an L and roll it forward. See you later. See you later!

Happy Birthday to You [2.02][edit]

Rachel: Happy birthday. This is happy. Your flat hand shows the happiness coming from your heart. Happy! And birthday. Your middle finger touches your chin then your chest. Birthday. Let's try it. Happy birthday. Sign it with me. Happy birthday. Great.
Rachel: Party! Sway your thumbs and pinkies like dancing at a party. Try it. Sign party! Party.
Rachel: Cake. With a C for cake, show a slice of cake on your hand. Mmm. Cake.
Rachel: Game. Your fists are like players coming together to play a game. Will you sign game with me? Game. Good job!
Rachel: Present or gift. Use a bent pointer to give the present to your friend. Do you like presents? I sure do. Sign present!
Rachel: Wish. With a curved hand, show the wish going down to your heart. Wish. Yep. Wish. Like you’re wishing for something really special. Wish.
Rachel: Hat. You can pat your head to show a hat, but this is a birthday party hat so it’s shaped like a cone. Hat! You try. Hat.
Rachel: Invite! When you invite someone, you’re asking them to join you. To sign invite, welcome them in. You try. Invite.
Rachel: Friend! Friends like to be together. To sign friend, hook your fingers together then switch them. Just like two friends close together. Hey friend! Let’s sign friend.
Rachel: Thank you. Doesn't it make you feel good when someone says thank you? You know they appreciate you. Signing thank you is easy. The thanks goes from me to you. Thank you.
Rachel: Candle. One hand is the candle and the other is the flame. Sign candle with me. Nice job!

Move and Groove [2.03][edit]

Rachel: Dance! One hand is the floor. And use two fingers to show legs dancing. Try it with me. Dance!
Rachel: Jump! One hand shows the ground. Use your two fingers to show legs jumping up and down. Jump! Your fingers are jumping!
Rachel: Spin. Your fingers show a spinning motion. You can spin slow or fast! Spin!
Rachel: Walk. Your hands are like your feet – walking. Walk. Did you sign it? Walk.
Rachel: Run. Your hands make two Ls. Then hook one of your pointers to your thumb and make them run! Try it with me. Hook your pointer and run. Run.
Rachel: March. Show how you march with your arms. March! March, march, march, march, march.
Rachel: Bike. Your hands are like the pedals of the bike going around and around. Move those pedals! Bike!
Rachel: Hike. Make threes and hike them up the hill. Try it with me. Hike!
Rachel: Swim. Move your arms just like you’re swimming. Swim!

My Favorite Season [2.04][edit]

Rachel: Seasons. Make an S for season, then circle it against your palm. Seasons. Seasons!
Rachel: Weather. Make Ws with both hands and wiggle them down. Weather.
Rachel: Favorite. Tap your middle finger on your chin. Favorite! Try it with me. Favorite.
Rachel: Summer. Use your finger to wipe the sweat from your forehead, because it sure gets hot in the summer. Sign it with me. Summer!
Rachel: Hot. It's like you're pulling something hot out of your mouth. Hot. Let's sign it together. Hot!
Rachel: Autumn! Brush your elbow with your hand. Autumn. Sign autumn.
Rachel: Cool. Your hands are like fans cooling you down. Cool. Sign cool.
Rachel: Winter and cold. Pretend you’re shivering because it's so cold. Winter and cold.
Rachel: Spring. Show plants growing out of the ground. Spring. Sign spring!
Rachel: Warm. Your hand shows warm air coming out of your mouth. Sign it with me. Warm.
Rachel: Year. A year is when you’ve had all four seasons. Or, when 365 days pass. To sign year, stack your fists one on top of the other. Move your top fist over, under, and back on top. Year.

Going Outside [2.05][edit]

Rachel: Open and close your hand as you move it further outside. Outside. Try it with me. Outside!
Rachel: Sun. Draw the sun and then show the rays. Sun.
Rachel: Flowers. First sign flower. It’s just like you are smelling a flower. Then show lots of flowers. Flowers!
Rachel: Grass. Let the grass tickle your chin just like this. Grass!
Rachel: Bug. Show the bug's antenna on your nose. Bug.
Rachel: Today. To sign today, make Ys with both hands, turn them upside down and bounce them twice. Today.
Rachel: Wind. Your hands show the wind blowing back and forth. Wind.
Rachel: Trees. Make a tree with your arm. When you twist it you’re showing a lot of trees. Trees.
Rachel: Leaves. Use your pointer to show the stem, and your hand is the leaf. Twist it to show leaves all over. Leaves.
Rachel: Sky. Use your hand to show the sky. Sky!
Rachel: Clouds. Make Cs with both hands and outline the clouds! Clouds.
Rachel: Rain. Your hands show the rain falling. Rain!
Rachel: Thunder. Point to your ear and then make fists to show the loud thunder. Thunder. Okay! That’s enough thunder!
Rachel: Snow! Use your fingers to show snowflakes drifting down. Snow!

Days of the Week [2.06][edit]

Rachel: Day. Your finger is like the sun going across the sky. Day.
Rachel: Week. Your finger crossing your palm shows the whole week. Week.
Rachel: Sunday. Put your hands up, palms out, and circle them. Sunday! Sign it with me. Sunday.
Rachel: Monday. Make an M. Now turn it towards you and circle it. Monday.
Rachel: Tuesday. Make a T. Now turn it towards you and circle it. Tuesday.
Rachel: Wednesday. Make a W. Now turn it towards you and circle it. Wednesday.
Rachel: Thursday. Make a T and then an H. You try. Thursday.
Rachel: Friday. Make an F. Now turn it towards you and circle it. Friday.
Rachel: Saturday. Make an S. Now turn it around and circle it. Saturday.
Rachel: Weekend. Sign week. Your finger crossing your palm shows the whole week. Then drop your hand to show the end. Weekend. Show me weekend. Nice job!
Rachel: Again. One hand is flat out in front of you. The other hand meets it in the middle. Again. Let's sign it again. Again!
Rachel: Calendar. One hand is the paper, and the other hand shows the squares on the paper. On a calendar you can see all the days of the week. Calendar. Try it with me. Calendar.

My Favorite Sport [2.07][edit]

Rachel: Team. A team is a group of people who work together. Make Ts with both hands and bring them around in a circle. Team.
Rachel: Football. Your hands meet together for a huddle. Football.
Rachel: Practice! Your closed hand moves back and forth on your pointer. When you practice, you practice over and over again! Practice.
Rachel: Baseball. Just pretend you’re holding a baseball bat. Baseball. Show me the sign. Baseball.
Rachel: Coach. Tap your fingers on your shoulder. Coach! Because the coach is in charge. Coach.
Rachel: Sports. With your thumbs up, your hands compete against each other. Sports. Try it! Sports.
Rachel: Soccer. Your hand kicks at the bottom of the other hand. Soccer. It’s also the sign for kick. Soccer!
Rachel: Lose. Make a 2 and bring it down on your flat hand. Lose.
Rachel: Win. One hand grabs the win from the other hand. Win. Let’s do it one more time. Win.
Rachel: Basketball. Make threes and put your hands up like you’re holding a basketball. Get ready to throw it! Basketball. Swish.
Rachel: Game. Your fists go head to head. Game. Try it with me. Game.

My House [2.08][edit]

Rachel: Kitchen. Using the letter K, sign cook. Like you’re flipping your food. Cook with a K. Kitchen.
Rachel: Refrigerator. Just sign R E F, the first three letters of refrigerator. R E F. Refrigerator.
Rachel: Freezer. Sign freeze and open the freezer door. Now you try it. Freezer.
Rachel: Stove. Just finger-spell it, S-T-O-V-E. Stove.
Rachel: Sink. Your hands turn on the water, just like turning on the water at a sink. Sink.
Rachel: Family room. Make the sign for family: two Fs and bring them around in a circle. Then sign room: showing all the walls of the room. Family room. Family room.
Rachel: Sofa. Show the legs of all the people sitting on the sofa. Sofa.
Rachel: Rug. Rug is only 3 letters, so you just finger spell it. R U G. Rug. Rug!
Rachel: Table. Your arms show the top of a table. Table. Sign it with me. Table!
Rachel: TV. You sign T-V. It’s that easy! Sign TV. TV.
Rachel: Bathroom. Make a T and shake it from side to side. It’s also the sign for toilet. There’s always a toilet in the bathroom. Bathroom or toilet.
Rachel: Bathtub. You sign bath like you’re washing your body and then you finger spell tub: T U B. Bathtub. Bathtub.
Rachel: Shower. Show the water spraying down on your head, just like water coming down in the shower. Shower.

My Things [2.09][edit]

Rachel: Clean up. Use one hand to clean everything off the other one. Clean up. Try it with me. Clean up!
Rachel: Room. Use your hands to show the walls of the room. Room. Now you try it. Room. Nice job!
Rachel: Make the bed. First your head rests on your hands like a pillow. Then use both hands to tuck in the sheets! Try it with me. Make the bed! Great job.
Rachel: Shoes. Knock your fists together. Shoes. Let's sign it together. Shoes.
Rachel: Toys. You finger spell: T-O-Y-S. Toys. Let’s try it together. Toys.
Rachel: Books! Your hands open just like a book. Keep opening your hands to show more and more books. You can show a stack of books or books on a shelf. Books. Sign it with me. Books!
Rachel: Blocks. Use your hands to show the shape of the blocks. Blocks. Let's try it together. Blocks.
Rachel: Coat. Use both fists to pull on your coat. Coat. Sign it with me. Coat. Nice work!
Rachel: Mittens! It’s just like you’re sliding your hands into the mittens. Can you sign mittens? Mittens.
Rachel: Hat. You can pat your head to show where your hat goes. Or you can show what kind of hat it is. If it’s a winter hat, the sign looks like you’re pulling a warm hat on your head. Hat. Try it with me. Hat!
Rachel: Socks. Rub both pointers together pointing down at your socks. Sign it with me. Socks.
Rachel: Closet. Use your finger to show hangers hanging up in your closet. Sign closet with me. Closet.

Helping Out Around the House [2.10][edit]

Rachel: Help. Put your fist, thumb up, on a flat hand, and bring it up. Help.
Rachel: Wash clothes. To sign wash clothes or do the wash, your hands show the clothes rotating in the washer. Wash clothes.
Rachel: Fold! Just pretend that you are folding clothes. Fold.
Rachel: Washcloth. Hold the washcloth in one hand and wash your face with it. Washcloth.
Rachel: Towel. It’s just like you’re holding a towel and drying your back! Towel.
Rachel: Socks. Point your fingers down pointing at your socks, and brush them together. Socks.
Rachel: Clear the table! Sign table. Your arms show the flat surface of the table. Then sign clean up. Clear the table. Great!
Rachel: Do the dishes. One hand is the dish and the other hand washes it. Do the dishes.
Rachel: Sweep. One hand is the floor, and the other hand sweeps everything away. Sweep!
Rachel: Broom. Hold the handle of the broom with both hands and sweep. Broom.
Rachel: Dustpan. Pretend one hand is the dustpan and use the other hand to sweep everything into it. Dustpan.
Rachel: Vacuum. It’s just like you’re holding the handle of the vacuum and vacuuming! Vacuum.
Rachel: Dust. It’s just like you’re holding a cloth and dusting. Try it with me. Dust!

Once Upon a Time [2.11][edit]

Rachel: Once upon a time. Many stories start this way. It means a long time ago in the past. Once upon a time. Your hands move into the past. Once upon a time.
Rachel: Beginning or start. It’s like you’re putting a key in and turning it. Start or beginning.
Rachel: Story. Use your hands to tell a story. Try it. Story.
Rachel: Together. Put your fists, thumbs up, together, and then circle them. Together!
Rachel: Read. Your two fingers read the words on the page. Read.
Rachel: Page. It’s like you’re holding a book and turning the page with your thumb. Sign it with me. Page!
Rachel: Word. Use your thumb and pointer to tap the word. Word.
Rachel: Book. It's like you're holding a book and you open it up. It's easy. Just open the book. Book.
Rachel: Write. It is just like you are holding a pencil and writing. Write.
Rachel: Learn! Your hand takes the information from the page and puts it in your head. Learn!
Rachel: Favorite. Your middle finger taps your chin. Can you sign favorite? Favorite.

Box of Crayons [2.12][edit]

Rachel: Red! Your finger slides from your lips down your chin. Red! Because your lips are red. Red.
Rachel: Yellow. Make a Y for yellow and shake it. Do it with me. Yellow.
Rachel: Orange. Open and close your fist under your chin just like you’re squeezing an orange. Orange.
Rachel: Green! It’s the letter G and you shake it. Try it with me. Green.
Rachel: Crayons. First sign color. Wiggle your fingers on your chin. And then write, like you're writing. Crayons.
Rachel: Blue! Make a B for blue and shake it. Have you got it? Let me see. Good. Blue.
Rachel: Pink. Make the letter P for pink, and brush it down your chin. Let me see you try. Great job! Pink.
Rachel: Purple! It’s the letter P and you shake it. Let me see you try. Very good! Purple.
Rachel: White. Pretend you’re pulling the white ruffles on your shirt. Show me white. That was great! White.
Rachel: Our next color is black. Draw your pointer across your forehead. It’s easy! Black!
Rachel: Brown. Bring the letter B down the side of your face. Let's try it! Brown. Sign it with me. Brown.
Rachel: Silver. Touch your ear like you’re pointing to a silver earring. Then make an S for silver and twist it down. Silver! Try it! Touch your ear. S. That’s silver!
Rachel: Gold! Touch your ear like you’re pointing to a gold earring. Then sign yellow all the way down. You sign yellow because gold is a yellowish color. Try it! Touch your ear. Yellow. That’s the sign for gold.

Who Has The Frog? [2.13][edit]

Rachel: Frog. Put your hand under your chin and flick your first two fingers out. Frog. This is also Hopkins' name sign. Frog or Hopkins.
Rachel: Lost. It’s like you’re holding something, then you drop it, and it’s lost. Lost.
Rachel: Who. Put your thumb at your chin and bend your pointer as you ask, who? Who.
Rachel: Where. Wave your pointer back and forth. Where? Alex and Leah are in the treehouse. Where are you? Where.
Rachel: How. Put your fists together with your thumbs up. Roll your hands forward and open. How!
Rachel: Why. Touch your hand at the top of your head. Bring your hand down into a Y shape. Why? Why.
Rachel: When. Your pointer is like the hands of a clock. Your other pointer draws the circle of the clock around it. When.
Rachel: Find. It’s like you find something. And look! It’s the letter F. Find starts with F. Find.
Rachel: Which. Thumbs up and make a choice. This one? Or this one? Which.
Rachel: What. Put your hands out and ask – what? That sign is so simple; people use it even if they don’t know sign language! What.
Rachel: Guess! Open your hand and grab the answer out of the air. Guess.
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