U to Z Words – Baby Sign Language Dictionary

Ugly Vacuum Wagon Xylophone Yard Zebra
Umbrella Vegetable Wait X-Ray Yell Zipper
Uncle Visit Wake Up Yellow Zoo
Under Vomit Walk Yes
Understand Wall Yogurt
Undress Want You’re Welcome
Unicorn Warm Yucky
Up Wash
Upstairs Wash Hands


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13 Responses to “U to Z Words – Baby Sign Language Dictionary”



    I’m wondering if you can add sign for “we”. I’m trying to teach my students to learn plural words and singular words.

    Thank you,


    ADMIN – Hi Natalie,

    If a sign is not available in our dictionary you can sponsor its creation for a nominal fee. Please feel free to contact me directly at [email protected]/.

  2. Stacie Stillion

    Is there a sign for USA or United States or anything to do with the olympics?

    ADMIN – Hi Stacie,

    The names of countries are finger-spelled.

  3. Jess

    Hello! Love the website. I am looking for emotion signs for my preschooler to deal with emotions and behavior.



    ADMIN -Hi Jess

    To sign complain or whine just make a letter C with your dominant hand and bring it to your chest.

    We have the following emotions among others


  4. Stefanie

    Hi, I’m looking for the words of foods that babies eat when first starting out.
    Green beans
    Sweet potatoes.

    ADMIN- Hi Stefanie,

    Thank you for the suggestion. We are hard at work adding new words and we have included some vegetables to the list.

  5. Jennifer Davidson

    I am trying to teach my daycare kids nursery rhymes in Sign Language, not every word but as much as possible. Looking for bare, bone, and cupboard.

  6. Kristin

    I love this site. As a pre-k teacher I am teaching sign language to my students and they love it. I was wondering if you had a sign for winter? Thank you for all the helpful videos!


    Hi Kristin,
    Many people just sign “cold” when they mean “winter.” That is okay as long as you can figure out the meaning from the context of the sentence. If there is any ambiguity (if it isn’t clear) as to the meaning, then you can use an initialized sign that uses “W” handshapes on the sign “cold.”

  7. Maria

    I need a sign for a weasel or a ferret. I haven’t found any by googling those. Thank you if you can help out!

    ADMIN – Hi Maria,

    Weasel or Ferret are normally spelled out. You may want to consider teaching your little one to do the sign for the letter F and bounce it on top of her left palm three times. This is not an official sign but one that is commonly used with babies of households with this type of family pet

  8. A Friend

    You need a sign for window!

    ADMIN – Hi Friend,

    We have added the window sign. Thanks for suggesting it.

  9. Missy

    I like your website and how easy to understand the signs your instructions are with a video and multiple pictures. Just curious though, you don’t have ‘You’re welcome’ on here and I’m big on manners and my daughter uses sign language for ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ (and we are trying to get her to do more signing) but then when she tells her big brother thank you he will tell her ‘you’re welcome’ but I want him to sign it to her.

    I found it on another website but then a friend said she does a different sign for ‘you’re welcome’. I thought maybe they have a different sign for babies since they can’t do all the different finger type signs as easily…?! Just curious as to what you do for it. Let’s just say, I trust your opinion! ;)

    ADMIN – Hi Missy,

    Glad the site has been useful to you. We have added the ‘you’re welcome’ sign. There are lots of variations in sign language like all language. You can often have multiple signs for the same word, and regional variations too. We pick the easiest and most common sign where there are two or more options. That certainly doesn’t mean your friend is wrong.

    You are right that finger spelling is impractical for babies. Many words in ASL have no official sign, and are most correctly finger-signed. In the few cases this happens, we use commonly used unofficial-signs instead.

  10. Josh

    I am a stay at home dad and we have been working on sign language with my son Matthew. We have been teaching him basic signs and he has demonstrated significant progress. As we introduce new foods to his diet I had a question for you: Is it better to teach kids grouping concepts like “vegetable” and “fruit” or should I start with specific items like “apple” & “carrot”?

    I am unsure if babies can understand abstracts in grouping.

    ADMIN – Hi Josh,

    We usually start with specifics and then introduce the abstract a little later on. So start with specifics like orange, or banana, then once babies has the fundamentals you can start introducing grouping words like fruit.

    You would be suprised at babies power of abstraction and generalizing. They have a strong intuitive grasp of grouping and pick it up very quickly, sometimes even creating their own new groups.

  11. Angelica

    I love your website. I ordered a CD-ROM and flash cards on Sign Language, but your website has been much more helpful. I just wish I had found it before ordering the other stuff.

  12. Angela Lynch

    How do you sign zoo?

    ADMIN – Hi Anglea,

    We have added zoo to the dictionary. The sign looks like you are tracing the letter ‘z’, then making two ‘o’ letters with your fist.

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