Sign Language Dictionary

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One in Sign Language

Teaching babies how to sign the number one is easy! Extend the index finger of your dominant hand, (all other fingers should be down). Make sure that your palm is facing in and your index finger is pointing up. This sign is stationary.

Teaching Tips

Sometimes babies struggle to keep their fingers separated, that’s fine. As their dexterity improves their signs will become clearer. Here are some tips that can help them learn faster:

  1. Take your babies hand and fold the fingers into a fist
  2. Gently raise their index finger
  3. Model the sign for your child so they can both feel and see the sign
  4. Use toys or treats to show the difference between one and many
  5. Positive reinforcement, Clap! Cheer! Hugs and Kisses! Treats! Make sure that every learning experience is fun for your baby, even if they struggle to form the sign correctly.

Transcript

“This is the number one. Show 1.”