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.

Vacuum in Sign Language

Learn how to sign vacuum. Vrooom-vroom!

1. Hold one hand out in front of you in a fist, palm down.
2. Move the hand back and forth a couple of times.
3. This sign looks just like you are holding a vacuum handle and moving it back and forth while you clean. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Sign language lessons can happen during every day tasks and it is never too early to start teaching chores! Get your child a toy vacuum and let him push it along next to you while you use the real thing. Sign vacuum together.
  • Some children are afraid of the sound the vacuum makes. Before turning it on, sign vacuum together and make vroom-vroom sounds. Let your child explore the vacuum while it is off and push it a little if they are able. Familiarity and signing may help alleviate some fears.

Transcript:
Vacuum. It’s just like you’re holding the handle of the vacuum and vacuuming! Vacuum.