Sign Language Dictionary

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Yes in Sign Language

Learn how to sign yes – 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:

  • 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.

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

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