19 Responses to “P Words – Baby Sign Language Dictionary”

  1. Charlotte

    Hi, we’ve loved using your resources for our 18 month old, and it is allowing our older kids to also learn to communicate with him. Can you please add the sign for pepper (like a bell pepper) and plum? We frequently eat them and are teaching the other foods we eat.

  2. Rachel West Begonia

    This is the best sign language resource I have found online for teaching my baby signs and using for a quick reference. Thank you so much for creating such a wonderfully useful resource and tool!

  3. Becca Clark

    Hi! I love this site. It’s helped teach me and my family how to sign. I’m glad there’s a site that I can teach my little one a 2nd language. My little one is 22 months and is not really talking yet and we’ve been teaching her signs and this lets her communicate more with us.

    My question is-is there a sign for popsicle? I’ve looked through here and I’ve searched the internet but haven’t found an answer. I’m hoping you could help. Especially since it’s almost summer and she loves popsicles.

    Thank you for any help

    ADMIN – Hi Becca,

    In our home we use a combo sign of ice and the type of fruit.

  4. Tina Seidl

    please have a flashcard for penguin. my children loves to look at the flashcards and do the sign for them. but i dont have a picture for penguin. which is their favorite sign to do.

    ADMIN – Hi Tina,

    I will be sure to add penguin to my next batch.

  5. Sara

    Ummm….do you suppose you could please add “pregnant” here? I’m sorry…but some signs are just not easy to grasp without a video :(

    ADMIN – Hi Sara,

    Sorry, I can’t. I don’t have the resources and it is not a popular or useful sign for a baby.

  6. Sara


    Um, ummm…is there a specific sign for “pregnant”…or do you just fingerspell that? (Note: I’m not…I’m just asking you)

    ADMIN – Hi Sara,

    Easy, dominant hand with spread out fingers starts at the bottom of the abdomen and moves up as in drawing the silhouette of a pregnant belly.

  7. Rebecca Harris

    Hello. Love your website. Is there a sign for Porridge? Thanks.

    ADMIN – Hi Rebecca,

    This is a finger-spelled sign. I would suggest for the sake of simplicity that you create your own.

  8. Alexandra

    Is there a sign for ‘pirate’? My son’s FAVORITE book right now is The Jolly Pirates but I can’t find a baby sign for it. Thank you :)

    ADMIN – Hi Alexandra,

    To sign pirate your dominant hand becomes the pirate’s patch in front of your eye. The palm of the hand should cover the whole eye and you should slowly drag the hand outwards.

  9. Sara

    Can you please me how to sign “pie”…like the dessert?

    Thank you!

    ADMIN – Hi Sara,

    To sign “pie” show the slicing of a pie. Make two slices in an imaginary pie on the palm of your non-dominant hand. The cuts should form a wedge of pie.

  10. Tanu

    Hi what’s the sign for pick up? As in pick me. Up

    ADMIN – Hi Tanu,

    We simply use the sign for up.

  11. Alaina Beaudette

    What’s the sign for “polar bear”?

    ADMIN – Hi Alaina,

    Combine the sign sign for ice with the sign for bear.

  12. Andrea

    Is there a sign for parrot?

    ADMIN – Hi Andrea

    Curve the index of your dominant hand in front of your nose mimicking a beak. Move it upwards and downwards as if a bird was moving its head up and down.

  13. Diana

    Is there a sign for pomegranate? It’s one of our favorite snacks.

    ADMIN – Hi Diana,

    It is also a favorite of ours. Pomegranate is normally finger spelled. For this reason we use the sign common in Spanish sign language. Mimic the shape a concave fruit with your none-dominant hand and quickly move all your fingers in a motion that looks like casting a spell on top of the palm of the non-dominant hand. The quick motion of fingers wiggling represents the many kernels in a Pomegranate.

  14. Ashley H

    Is there a basic sign for pool? Many of the signs I’ve found seem too complicated. Would it be best to just teach swim?

    ADMIN-Hi Ashley,

    You are correct. Teaching swimming is way easier for baby to learn.

  15. Brenda

    Hello, could you please tell me how do I say ache… so that my baby can tell me if she has for example headache or stomachache…

    Hi Brenda,
    What we usually do is have the little one point to the part that aches and use the sign for hurt. Here is the link for the baby sign for hurt

  16. Deanna

    Please add Penguin, my son’s favorite cartoon is a penguin and we would like to teach him how to ask for it.
    Thank you.

    Admin: The sign for Penguin is achieved by placing both hands waist-high extended toward the front with the palms down. Shuffle your body and arms back and forth as if your hands represent the feet of the penguin. It almost looks like a dance!

  17. Maria

    Hi – do you have a sign for ‘precious’ so I can sign it when explaining why my baby can’t touch something? We love signing with our 16 month old – my big kids love it and are teaching their friends at school how to talk with the baby :)

  18. paula

    Do you have signs for the colors gray pink and gray?

    ADMIN – Hi Paula,

    We have added the signs for both those colors. Thanks for suggesting them.

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