How to teach Common 10 baby signs to your baby

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Your baby is extremely important to help develop cognitive and language abilities, typically babies develop their receptive language (baby signs) or their understanding skills far before they are able to use verbal speech to communicate most babies see their first word around twelve months of age.

If babies learn signs they might be able to use these signs to communicate their wants and needs think about how powerful that would be for a baby to be able to express something to ask or to interact with mom and dad. Teaching baby signs can really help a baby learn that language is so important such an important tool change the environment around them or to connect with others.

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However, you can start signing for your baby when you think that your baby’s ready. These basic baby signs will be among the first signs you teach your little one. Here’s how to make them.

Mumma

To make the sign for “mom,” spread your fingers apart, tap your thumb to your chin.

Dad

Make the sign for “dad” by spreading your fingers apart, tap your thumb to your forehead.

Milk

Squeeze your fingers in and out.

Water

The sign for “water” is made by extending your three middle fingers then tapping your index finger to your chin.

More

Make the sign for “more” by pinching your thumbs and fingers together on both hands, creating two O shapes, then tapping your fingertips together a few times.

Done

Fingers facing up, twist your hands back and forth

Hungry

Rubbed belly. Make the sign for “hungry” by cupping your hand around your neck to make a C shape, then move your hand down from your neck to your stomach.

Sleep

The “sleep” sign is done by holding your hand over your forehead with your fingers spread apart, then drawing your hand down over your face until your fingers and thumb come together to touch your chin

Poop

You can sign “poop” by clenching both hands into fists and stacking them on top of each other, with the thumb of the bottom hand tucked inside the upper fist. Then, pull your bottom hand down from the upper hand, leaving your thumb extended.

Thank you

Straighten your thumb and fingers, then bring your fingers to your chin and pull them away.

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