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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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Feel in Sign Language

Learn how to sign feel. This important sign can help young children express emotion in a constructive way.

1. With your palm flat and facing towards you, keep your fingers outstretched and angle your middle finger down closer to you than the others.
2. Brush your middle finger over your heart a couple of times.
3. Your feelings are felt in your heart! Use this visual to help you remember the sign.
4. This sign is the same as the one for feelings, but we’ve provided different teaching tips for each.

Teaching Tips

  • Play games for preschoolers around feelings. Start a sentence with, “I feel _____” Fill in the emotion, such as: happy, sad, silly, mad, etc. Sign feel each time, and then act out the emotion together. Make lots of funny faces as you go!
  • Enhance reading comprehension by talking about characters’ feelings in a story. Ask your child things like,  “How does the little girl in the book feel?” and use the sign as a part of the question.

Feel. With an open hand, brush your middle finger over your heart. Feel.