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.

Work in Sign Language

Learn how to sign work in ASL (American Sign Language). Work hard and you can learn sign language!

  1. Make two fists and tap one on top of the other, connecting at the wrists.
  2. This sign looks like you are hammering at work on something. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign work in ASL 

  • Puzzles for children are a perfect chance to foster focus, attention, and effort. Tell your child, “Let’s work on this puzzle!” Sign work and ask your child to work and sign with you.
  • While out and about, look for grownups hard at work. Do you see someone working on the road? The power lines? In a police car? Talk about the different work someone can do. What work do the grownups in your child’s world do? Sign work as you discuss!

Transcript:
Work! Tap your wrist on the other fist like it’s hard work. Work.