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family room

Family Room in Sign Language

Learn how to sign family room – what does your family like to do in the family room?

1. This is a two part sign. Make two f-shaped hands (pointer finger and thumb touch making a circle, the other three fingers are straight up and slightly  separated), then make the sign for “family” by touching the sides of the thumb/pointer circle on each hand together and drawing a large circle so that the pinkies end up touching on the other side.
2. Next sign “room” by making two flat hands spaced about five inches apart, palms of both hands facing your body, then twist your wrists so the hands end up with palms facing each other, still spaced about five inches. Together these two signs make up “family room”!

Teaching Tips

  • Indoor games for young children can be hard to come up with sometimes! Don’t forgo the classics – such as hide and seek! Choose a room to hide in (like the family room!) and when your child finds you, practice signing the name of that room together!
  • Model this sentence for your child: “In the family room, my family and I love to _____”. See how many things you can come up with together, and practice the sign each time you say the sentence.

Family room. Make the sign for family: two Fs and bring them around in a circle. Then sign room showing all the walls of the room. Family room.