Sign Language Dictionary

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Sorry in Sign Language

Learn how to sign sorry. 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.

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

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Sign of the Week Flash Card - Sorry