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Teach Your Child Baby Sign Language

Use this sign language dictionary to teach your baby simple sign language


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Coat in Sign Language

Learn how to sign coat and use the sign each time you get dressed up nice and warm for playtime outside.

1. Make lightly clenched fists and bring both hands up to the shoulders.
2. Draw the hands down the body tracing a v-shape so that the fists touch at the midsection.
3. This sign looks like you are pulling on your coat. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips

  • Create a preschool learning activity with your child by talking about what happens when we wear a coat. Where do you go? What is the weather like? What season might it be? What kinds of things do you while wearing a coat? (play outside, go shopping with Mom, go for a ride in the car with Dad, etc.)
  • Pay it forward! When your child outgrows his coat, talk to him about how some children don’t have enough warm clothes. Go together to donate the coat to a program that will pass the coat on (there are many of these around the holidays!). Practice signing coat – for the old one and the new one coming!


Start by your shoulders and slide your fists down, just like you’re pulling on your coat. Sign coat!

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