Baby Sign Language Basics: 11 Words and Signs to Learn First
How to sign it: Spread out your fingers on one hand, then touch the thumb of that hand to the side of your chin several times.
How to sign it: Spread out your fingers on one hand, then touch the thumb of that hand to the side of your forehead several times.
How to sign it: Open the palm of one hand and curve the fingers of the other. Starting with your hands apart, bring your finger tips across your body and tap open hand, then repeat.
How to sign it: Squeeze the tips of your fingers together to form a point, and place that hand in front of pursed lips. Bring your hand away from your mouth, then back to it.
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How to sign it: Squeeze together the tips of your fingers on each hand to form two points. Touch the tips of each point together, then separate and repeat a few times.
How to sign it: Place one hand in front of your face, palm facing toward you. Close your hand to a fist and drop in to your chin, closing your eyes. Drag that fist downward, eyes still closed.
How to sign it: With your shoulders slightly raised, clench both hands in front of your body, by your shoulders. (You can shiver a little bit, too, for effect.)
How to sign it: Close your fingers into a fist with one hand and hold it in front of your chest like you're holding a bottle.
How to sign it: Close your hands and hold them in front of your chest. Move them up and down in alternating directions as if you're scrubbing your body.
How to sign it: With fingers bent, wave your open palm from side to side next to your shoulder.
How to sign it: Pinch together your thumb and pointer fingers, splaying out the other fingers on your hand. Drag that hand up and away from your face a few inches, as if you were tracing a cat's whiskers.