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.

Towel in Sign Language

Learn how to sign towel. You can practice this sign after every bath or shower!

1. Hold your hands up on either side of your body. Make fists and face the palms out.
2. Move your hands from side to side a few times.
3. This sign looks just like you are holding a big towel and drying your back. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • This sign can also be used for smaller dishtowels. Give your child one to help wipe up the table after a meal. Sign towel together as you work.
  • Activities for children that get them involved in household chores are very valuable. Encourage children to help you with simple laundry like towels and washcloths. They can be responsible for loading the washer and folding at a fairly young age. Sign together as you work.

Transcript:
Towel. It’s just like you’re holding a towel and drying your back! Towel.