Sign Language Dictionary

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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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Gloves in Sign Language

Learn how to sign gloves – they’re an important part of a cozy outfit on a cold day!

1. Start with one hand up about chest height, palm flat and fingers extended, wrist rotated slightly so palm faces in.
2. With the other hand, make a tugging motion down the flat palm of the first hand.
3. Then reverse hands and do the same on the opposite side.
4. This sign looks just like you are pulling on a pair of gloves! Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Sign language can help cue a child during a routine, making getting through tasks easier. Sign each piece of outdoor clothing you want your child to put on, in the order you want them. So, it might be: Snow pants, boots, coat, gloves! As each item is put on, repeat the sign for emphasis.
  • Play a silly mix and match game with gloves. How many funny combinations can you make from the collection the whole family has? What if the smallest child wore Daddy’s glove and Daddy wore the baby’s glove? Practice the sign as you play.

Gloves. It’s just like you’re pulling on your gloves.

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