Signing Time 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.

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Soap in Sign Language

Learn how to sign soap in ASL (American Sign Language). Scrub-scrub-scrub!

  1. Hold one hand in front of you, about chest height, palm up, fingers pointed away from you.
  2. Take your other hand and touch the palm of the first hand with your fingertips.
  3. This sign looks like you are holding a bar of soap on your hand and you are rubbing the top of it to make some suds. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign soap in ASL

  • Make scented soap! Get a soap dispenser and unscented liquid hand soap. Add in a little extract or essential oils to make a yummy smelling soap. Sign soap before you wash!
  • Signing with your baby is a great way to lay the foundation for good habits and good hygiene! Wash hands together before and after meals and sign soap each time.

Just like you’re rubbing soap on your hand, and you already know how to sign water. Show me the sign for soap.

Download the Flashcard (click on the image. The file contains a few color and black-and-white options. Print according to your needs.)

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