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.

Yes in Sign Language

Learn how to sign yes in ASL (American Sign Language). It’s a child’s favorite thing to hear when they ask for something!

  1. Hold one hand up in a fist. Bend the wrist up and down a few times. You can smile and nod at the same time.
  2. This sign looks like you are shaking your head (or hand!) yes. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign yes in ASL

  • Sign language for babies can incorporate simple concepts like yes and no very early. Even before children can talk, you can ask things like, “Do you want a snack? Yes? Okay!” Sign want, snack, and yes. Eventually your child will pick up and sign to you first.
  • Each time a child asks a yes or no question answer with the word and the sign. Encourage your child to answer your yes and no questions with sign as well.

Transcript:
Yes. Make a fist with one hand and nod it up and down just like you nod your head when you say yes. Yes.

Download the Flashcard (click on the image. The file contains a few color and black-and-white options. Print according to your needs.)