The Baby Sign Language Dictionary includes more than 600 hand-drawn signs. The dictionary enables parents and children to vastly expand their vocabularies well beyond the basic beginner signs. This handy reference is the perfect companion to the Baby Sign Language Teaching Guide.
Each sign is illustrated with two or more diagrams depicting the starting position, ending position, and intermediate motion for each sign, making learning the signs easy.
The Baby Sign Language Dictionary includes :
- Words (500+) – learn signs for nearly every topic of interest.
- Letters – sign the alphabet and teach basic spelling.
- Numbers (0-10) – introduce counting and basic mathematics.
All signs reflect proper ASL (American Sign Language), making this dictionary a great tool for children who continue signing after their toddler years.
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Cindy Weeks (verified owner) –
Ismael Segovia (verified owner) –
My wife and I donated these to our son’s preschool and they love it. The teachers and students are learning how to use ASL to better communicate with our son.
Jacqui (verified owner) –
Love the illustrations and vocabulary covered… well done!
Anonymous (verified owner) –
Exactly what we were looking for!
Andrea Estrada (verified owner) –
There were a few signs wrong in the first book I got so after emailing them they sent me a revised version. I’m hoping all are correct now.
Thomas McDonald –
I love babysignlanguage.com! They have been partners with me in creating “Signing for Santa!”
Maurice Gilbert –
My daughter’s vocabulary tripled in a matter of months by using this dictionary to expose her to even more signs.
Easy and practical to use. Love my dictionary
Hilal Ahmad Tantray –
Very very good for me to teach speaking impearment students
Joann Woolley –
Babies are born readily making associations. It doesn’t take 6 months for them to begin understanding the signs. I’m a CODA and signed with my babies from birth and they all could understand a few signs within those first few months, especially MILK!
Julie Hardy –
My son is 2 months old is it to early to start signing? Or is it better to start the earlier the better?
ADMIN – Hi Julie,
Starting earlier is always better, but you have to be prepared to be more patient to see results. For example, if you started at 2 months, you might have to wait 6 months to see results. While if you started at 9 months, you might see results in 1-2 months.
Deaf families often start at birth, signing to their babies in the same way the hearing community talks to their children, and the deaf community routinely sees very early signing (around 6 months old).
What does putting one’s two index fingers together (and bumping the tips together) mean? Thanks!
ADMIN – Hi Danusia,
It could be an approximation of more or hurt. You child’s teachers (or whomever taught them the sign) will be able to help you decode it.
Can you please add the word bored? I cant find it..thank you
ADMIN – Hi Yasmine,
Bored is signed by twisting your index finger by the side of your nose.
What is the sign for “ouch,” “ouwie,” “hurts,” “booboo,” or “pain?” Thanks, Sarah
ADMIN – Hi Sarah,
To sign hurt, you take your two pointer fingers and touch them together. To indicate the place where it hurts, you make the sign over that spot.
What is the sign for Pacifier? Or “Binkie?” Thank you!
ADMIN – Hi Sarah,
We just added the sign. You can find it in the dictionary.
This is such a wonderful site! When I first heard of baby sign language, I could not believe it! Now, this is something I think is very useful, even more so now that I know it is the same signs as ASL!
Hi, I am new this concept, it is not done in India. But, I want to purchase your kit and do baby sign language with my child. Thank you for this great website.
Sarah B. –
This is such a great site!! My daughter was born 3 months early and she’s a little behind in her speech. They suggested teaching her signs and she already knows how to sign “more” after 1 day! I can’t wait to teach her more words! The videos are really helpful too!! Could you add ‘closed’ to your list? Thank you!!!
Excellent website. I love the video examples. Can you please add “sick” as I think this is an important one for children.
ADMIN – Hi Ryan,
Glad you found it useful and thanks for the suggestion. We have added sick to the dictionary.
Love the site! How about the sign for down?
Rebecca Foster –
This is wonderful! Thank you so much to putting such a helpful website together.
afzal hussain –
can you add the sign for Nanny and Grandad please
ADMIN – Hi Natasha,
For nanny and grandad, you can use the signs grandmother and grandfather respectively.
Thank you for your very simple and crisp website, and thank you for making it free. I would love to see the words: outside, good morning, and beautiful. Thank you.
Mey Lau –
Give us a few weeks and we will create the material for bottle
I would love to have the sign for “bottle”, but we’ve been using “milk” in its place for now. Thanks for everything!
I really appreciate this site’s simplicity and yet expansiveness. Could you include “scared” or “afraid” in your next round of signs? Thanks again for all you do!
Thanks so much! My son is 18 months old but isn’t communicating more than, “ah ah ah” when he’s hungry or thirsty. He learned “eat” and “more” today. It’s very exciting. “You’re welcome” and “help” will be great to learn when you add them. Again, thank you for the FREE site where we can all learn to better communicate with our children.
My son is 18 months old and we are just now starting to teach him to sign. He loves it. We were wondering if you could help us with the sign for ‘help’. He is a do-it-yourself guy but still needs help from Mom and Dad. Thank you
ADMIN – Hi Dawnatella,
Help looks like you are making the ‘thumbs up’ sign with your dominant hand, with your non-dominant hand underneath forming a base. Then you raise both hands up. The effect is like giving someone a big ‘thumbs up’ for helping you. You will find a video and diagram of the sign in the dictionary.
Thank you for this wonderful website! I continue to share it with all the new parents I know! Sign language has helped me communicate so much better with my daughter who has been signing since she was 6 months!
came back looking to see if youve added the new signs yet. Our daughter has learned over 300 signs in the last year, your flashcards are an added bonus!! thank you!
Mey Lau –
Head to our Facebook page. I just shared you’re welcome with our followers.
The sign for “You’re Welcome” would be great! 🙂 Thank you!
Thank you so much for this free webpage. My middle daughter is three and throws major tantrums for no reason and we wanted to try signing to see if that helps her and all ready the two words we taught her today and made an impact thank you so much.
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This is such a helpful website! I know you are planning on adding new signs in June, so I’m just gonna say I hope there are more food signs – my girl loves strawberries, and lima beans, and most other fruits and vegetables. I hope to learn enough of them to let her tell me what she wants each meal. 🙂
Mey Lau –
We will soon add over 800 new signs!
Nice website… we were looking for the “carry me” sign or “carry”. Can you add that too please?
This is a great resource. My almost 2 year old doesn’t like to talk (even though he can) so I started teaching him signs and he’s learned 4 in the past week! We need some refining, but he’s communicating! Thanks so much for this!!
And echoing Heather – can you add the sign for “help” much needed!
Thanks for what you do!
ADMIN – Hi Lauren,
Appreciate the kind words. We will be adding another 800 words in the coming months including help.
Thanks for this information….I have custody of my twin grand-daughters who have been diagnosed with MR, both different degrees. They are two but we have no way to communicate as they can’t and maybe won’t be able to talk. Signing is what the doctor recommended. Thanks for getting us started.
You have most of the signs i would like to sign to my daughter. The lady on the videos makes the signs on this website pretty easy to learn so thank you for teaching me so i can better communicate with my daughter
Angela Lynch –
Need birthday please!
ADMIN – Hi Angela,
We have added a video of birthday in baby sign language. You take your middle finger and first touch it on your chin, then your chest.
Amanda Jacobs –
Thank you for such an amazing site! I would love to see a sign for “nap”. =)
ADMIN – Hi Amanda,
For nap, most people just use the sign for sleep. Baby understands that it is a short daytime nap, rather than an extended all-night sleep from the context.
Melissa Philopena –
Can you please add the word “eat”…thank you!
ADMIN – Hi Melissa,
We added eat. Thank you for suggesting it.
Is there a sign for “nurse” or “breastfeed” or something?
ADMIN – Hi Priscilla,
Most people use the sign for milk to refer to nursing for breastfed children.
Erin Joy –
Thanks so much for the great resource! This is fabulous!
This would have been so helpful when I was raising my children… What a wonderful idea… And, that it’s free makes it all the more praiseworthy… I can only imagine how frustrating communication is for young babies today with all that surrounds them…
I’m surprised that ‘help’ isn’t in there, too.
ADMIN – Hi Sharlene,
We appreciate your kind words. We haved added help, thank you for suggesting it.
Will you please add the sign for “help”? Thanks! 🙂