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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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Drink in Sign Language

Learn how to sign drink early on! You’ll have many opportunities to practice this sign throughout the day!

1. Make a c-shape with one hand and hold it so the palm is facing in and the pinky is down.
2. Bring the hand up, rest the thumb on your chin, and tip your hand back towards your mouth.
3. This sign looks just like you’re taking a drink from a cup! Use this visual to help you remember the sign!

Teaching Tips

  • Signing with baby is fun and easy if you start with a few key signs that you can use often. Drink is one of them. Each time you offer a drink, model the sign. As the child gets older, offer her a choice of what to drink and help her practice the sign as she chooses.
  • Let slightly older child play waiter! Collect a variety of drinks (milk, water, juice, seltzer, etc.) and let him offer the choices to a “customer”, then return to deliver the special drink. Everyone practice the sign as you play!

Just like you’re a cup to your lips and you tip it back, like you’re taking a drink. Drink. Let’s see you sign drink.

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