Sign Language Dictionary

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Rest in Sign Language

Learn how to sign rest. Do you rest every day?

1. Cross both arms over your chest, laying the hands flat on the opposite shoulders.
2. This sign is like you are relaxing everything down to rest. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Create a resting corner. Fill it with a comfy pillow or chair, some books, a special lovey to cuddle, and anything else that might be comforting to your child. Even if he doesn’t nap anymore, he can go to the rest corner for some down time. You can also use the rest corner when things get a little out of hand and everyone needs a positive break.
  • Throughout the busy day, have activities for children that encourage them to rest. Reading, stretching, and listening to music are all good options. Sign rest and encourage them to choose a quiet activity a few times a day.

Rest! Cross your arms over your chest and rest! Rest.