Sign Language Dictionary

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Fruit in Sign Language

Learn how to sign fruit so your child can ask for this favorite healthy snack using ASL.

1. Make an f-shape (pointer finger and thumb touch making a circle, the other three fingers are straight up and slightly separated) and bring it up to the side of your mouth, resting the tip of the pointer and thumb on your face.
2. Maintaining the f-shape, twist your wrist back and forth a few times.
3. Fruit begins with the letter F and makes you smile (and the sign is made near your smile!) – use these little cues to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips

  • Signs for baby that are centered on food are usually easy to learn – you eat everyday and food is fun! Teach fruit early on and sign it each time you offer your little one some apples, bananas, pears, etc.
  • For preschoolers – encourage your child to eat a rainbow! Go to the grocery store and pick out pieces of fruit in as many colors as possible to try out. You may find some new favorites! Sign fruit as you explore the produce section.

Fruit. You make an F and you twist it right by your mouth.

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