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.

Please in Sign Language

Learn how to sign please in sign language. It’s an important one for early manners!

1. Take one hand and place it flat on your chest, fingers separated out slightly.
2. Circle your hand on your chest a couple of times.
3. Tip: Make sure your facial expression reflects how much you want what you are asking please for!

Teaching Tips:

  • Model the sign for please (and thank you!) from a very early age. Each time you hand your child something he wants, cue him to sign please. It’s okay to do a little hand over hand guidance with this simple sign. Eventually he’ll learn to do it himself with a simple word cue or verbal reminder.
  • Foundations of early childhood education often include teaching manners. Encourage slightly older children to practice their manners with one another as well as adults by signing please and thank you frequently.

Transcript:
It’s a flat hand on your chest and you rub it around because you really want something. Can you sign please, please?