Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Baby Sign Language - Airplane

Looking up at an airplane flying overhead is a great time to introduce the baby sign for airplane.

Airplane is signed with your right hand at shoulder level. Use the Y hand shape with your index finger extended and your palm facing outward. Move your hand forward twice as if your hand is a plane flying through the air.

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Baby Sign Language - Toilet (Potty)

There's a distinct expression of concentration on the face of your baby when it's time to go potty. This is the perfect time to introduce the baby sign for toilet.

Toilet or Potty is signed with your right hand at shoulder level. Use the T hand shape with your palm facing outward. Shake your hand side to side with increasing intensity to indicate greater urgency.

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Baby Sign Language - Fish

Pointing to your pet fish is a great way to introduce the baby sign for fish. Even if you don't have a pet fish, you can point to a picture of a fish in a story book.

Fish is signed with your right hand at chest level. Use the B hand shape with your palm facing left. Move your hand forward and across your body while bending your wrist left and right as if your hand were a swimming fish.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Baby Sign Language - Dog

Pointing to your pet dog is a great way to introduce the baby sign for dog. Even if you don't have a pet dog, you can point to a picture of a dog in a story book.

Dog is signed with your right hand at your thigh. Use the B hand shape with your palm facing your body. Tap your thigh several times as if calling a dog.

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Baby Sign Language - Cat

Pointing to your pet cat is a great way to introduce the baby sign for cat. Even if you don't have a pet cat, you can point to a picture of a cat in a story book.

Cat is signed with your right hand at the side of your mouth. Use the F hand shape and move your hand outward several times as if stroking the whiskers of a cat.

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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Baby Sign Language - Hurt (Pain)

Unfortunately boo-boos are a part of discovery and growing up. They are also a good time to introduce the baby sign for hurt.

Hurt is signed with both hands at chest level or near the hurt area of your body. Use the 1 hand shape with both hands facing the body. Tap your fingers together indicating the site of the hurt.

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Baby Sign Language - Water

A good time to introduce the baby sign for water is just before offering your baby a drink of water.

Water is signed with your right hand at mouth level. Use the w hand shape with your palm facing left. Tap twice at your chin.

Discover more baby signs at the Babystrology baby sign language dictionary.