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.

Sorry in Sign Language

Learn how to sign sorry in ASL (American Sign Language). Sometimes you just have to say sorry and make amends.

  1. Make a fist and lay it on your chest, right over your heart.
  2. Rub the fist in a circle a few times.
  3. At the same time, show how sorry you are by your facial expression.
  4. When you’re sorry, you feel it in your heart. Use this cue to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips

  • Teaching sign language to children early on can help them manage their emotions and learn their manners! Teach sorry, please and thank you early on.
  • While we want toddlers to say they are sorry to friends when things go amiss, it’s a bit of a hard concept to teach! You can model the sign and help your child sign it whenever they need to say sorry to start. Eventually, they will catch on and do it alone too.

Transcript:
You rub your fist around your chest because you’re so sorry. Show me sorry. Sorry.

Download the Flashcard (click on the image. Print in color or black-and-white and adjust the print size according to your needs.)

Sign of the Week Flash Card - Sorry