To sign good, take your outstretched hand with fingers together, and starting with your fingers on your chin, move your hand out and down in an arc. You may also have your non-dominant hand, palm facing up, to act as a support when your dominant hand leaves your chin, moving forward to rest on the non-dominant palm. However, this isn't necessary. When you sign good without the resting palm, it looks like the ASL sign for thank you.

The sign for good is a bit like you are blowing out a kiss, but your hand is a little lower down.



Use good with things that your baby enjoys, particularly food. When your baby is visually pleased by an experience, use the good sign. When you say emotional signs like good, use a rising inflection to help communicate the meaning to your baby.


Flash Card

Adjectives or descriptors are a great way to help babies express complex emotions. Knowing the concept of good also helps with self-esteem.


6 Responses to “Good”

  1. Anita

    Absolutely love this sight. Our sons PPCD teacher sent it to us to help us communicate with our non verbal autistic 4yr old son. I couldn’t be more pleased. Thank you!!

  2. Bobby

    Thanks this is Very good web sight
    I am learning for my grand children I am 60 years old but never to late to learn
    Again thanks

  3. Gina

    The picture and word are “good” but the sign is showing “good morning.”

    ADMIN – Hi Gina,

    Thank you for your feedback, we have made corrections and loaded an updated file.

  4. Stephan

    I am a little confused. The sign for ‘Good’ seems to be pretty much identical to the sign for ‘Thank You’. Am I missing something? Thanks for a great site, btw, our daughter loves her signs!

    ADMIN: The easy way to remember the difference between these two signs is as follows: For thank you the hand is vertical for good the hand is horizontal.


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