Sign Language Dictionary

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good night

Good Night in Sign Language

Learn how to sign good night and wrap up your evenings with the peaceful salutation.

1. This is a two part sign. First sign “good” by touching one flat hand to your chin and bringing it down to meet your other hand, which is at about waist
height and palm up.
2. Next sign night by bringing one arm parallel to your body and then rest the forearm of the second arm on the fingertips of the first. Slowly lower the
second hand down like the sun is setting over the horizon.
3. Put together this is Good – Night!

Teaching Tips:

  • Teach your child to wish each member of the family a good night using sign language. Not only is it a great way to reinforce the sign, it might ease the bedtime transition a little bit too if it is part of a pleasant evening ritual.
  • Just for fun, help your child say good night to objects in his room (much like the bunny in the classic book “Goodnight, Moon”). Sign good night each time.

Good night. Remember ‘good?’ And ‘night.’ Your hand is like the sun going down. Good night.

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