Sign Language Dictionary

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.

Old in Sign Language

Learn how to sign old. Some things are old, and even people and animals get old!

1. Bring one fist up to just under your chin, touching the side of your thumb and pointer to the chin itself.
2. Pull the hand down to about waist height.
3. This sign looks like you are showing an old man’s beard. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Talk with your child about how things, people, and animals get old. When they age, they might be a little bit more fragile and need extra special care… and extra gentle hugs.
  • Activities for children that teach opposites provide for an important foundational skill. Offer pairs of things that are a mix of new and old (shoes, socks, books, etc.) Ask your child to sort them into piles of new things and old things. What can you do with the old things? Recycle? Give them away? Is it time for the trash? Practice your signs as you decide.

Transcript:
Old. It’s like you’re showing the beard of an old man. Try it. Old.