Sign Language Dictionary

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Hot in Sign Language

Learn how to sign hot – it’s a sign for safety and warm weather!

1. Bring one c-shaped hand up near your mouth, palm facing in.
2. Flick your wrist and face the palm out.
3. At the same time, open your mouth and exhale some air, like something is hot on your tongue.
4. This sign looks like you are taking something hot out of your mouth – maybe a hot potato! Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Basic sign language for babies helps them to understand their environment. Each time baby is near a hot beverage or too close to the stove, gently move them and sign “hot” at the same time. Eventually, they will begin to associate the sign with something to avoid.
  • Sometimes the weather is hot – what are some fun things you can when it is hot outside? Get creative with water play or building a shady fort. Sign hot as you go.

Hot. Pretend that you’re taking something hot out of your mouth. Hot. Ooo! That’s hot!

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