We are committed to providing resources for parents who value signing with their children. Our sign language dictionary includes over 400 common signs including the top starter sings for your baby. For each word, there is a video, diagram, and teaching notes to make learning new signs easy. Many of our signs include free downloadable ASL Flashcards to help reinforce the signs taught in our series.
Bath in Sign Language
Bath time is a favorite in many households! Learning how to sign bath when teaching your child sign language is a great way to have some fun with this bedtime ritual, and also a great early sign to learn as there are so many natural opportunities to practice it during family routines.
1. Make two fists and bring them up to shoulder height.
2. Move fists up and down a few inches to sign “bath”.
3. This sign looks like you’re washing your body. Use that visual to help you remember the sign.
• Use the sign “bath” to teach simple sequencing. For instance, you might say, “In the bath first we ________. Then in the bath we ___________. Finally, in the bath, we ____________.” Sign bath together each time and have your child talk about what they do first, middle and last. For instance, they might choose to fill in the blanks with: play, wash up, clean up toys.
Your fists go up and down, like you’re washing your body in the bath. Now it’s your turn.
Download the Flashcard (click on the image. The file contains a few color and black-and-white options. Print according to your needs.)