How to Sign “Read” in Sign Language

Reading not only expands our knowledge, but it also has been shown to reduce stress levels by up to 68% according to a study done by the University of Sussex.

Signing “Read”

  1. Hand shape: Start with your non-dominant in a “closed-5” handshape. Form your dominant hand into a “2” handshape.
  2. Hand location: Bring your hands in front of your body at about chest level with your non-dominant hand palm facing you.
  3. Movement: Move your dominant hand up and down as if reading a paper that is your non-dominant hand.
  4. Facial expression: Keep a neutral facial expression.

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swim | run | walk | sprint | sleep | jog | climb | read | write | drive | drink | eat | laugh | cry | fly

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