It is COLD here in New England!
Today I’m sharing with you my favorite winter signs AND one of my favorite winter-themed board books that is great for teaching baby sign language to your little one. I hope you’ll enjoy reading it with your baby!
Each new season brings an opportunity to share the wonders of nature with your baby. Winter can be challenging if you’re feeling cooped up inside with your little one, but if it’s too cold to play outside or go for a walk, you can always bring a little bit of nature in for your baby to explore.
Too cold to play outside? Bring a little bit of winter inside! Fill a plastic shoebox with some snow to explore in the bathtub – just be sure those baby toes and fingers don’t get too cold. Or pick out some winter-themed books to read. You can also use some of these ideas to keep your baby busy & active indoors!
In this video I’ll show you some fun winter signs and a story you can share with your baby…
In this mini-lesson you’ll learn how to sign COLD, WINTER, SNOW, SNOWMAN, SNOWBALL, HAT, SHOES & BOOTS.
It’s Autumn and Halloween is just around the corner!
There’s nothing I love more than babies in costumes. I mean, seriously! it’s the cutest thing ever!
Holidays and seasons bring lots of opportunities to teach your baby new signs as babies are naturally curious about the different decorations they see all around them. In the photo below, one of my adorable Tiny Signs students (seriously, how stinkin’ cute is he!?) is signing “ball!” excitedly on a visit to the local pumpkin patch, letting his mom & dad know that he thinks all the pumpkins look like balls. So clever!
In today’s post, I’m sharing my favorite signs for fall and Halloween – I hope you enjoy!
In this mini-lesson you’ll learn how to sign PUMPKIN, TREE, RAIN, COLD, COSTUME, HALLOWEEN & CANDY.
So what is your little one going to be for Halloween? Share with me in the comments below – or better yet, share a picture with me on the Tiny Signs Facebook page.
Can’t wait to see!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
It’s the time of year where we celebrate love and share cards, flowers & chocolates with those near and dear to us. It’s Valentine’s Day! Holidays are a great opportunity to introduce new baby sign language vocabulary because there are often lots of new things to see. Everywhere you go you’ll find hearts and candy everywhere… heart shape balloons…teddy bears holding hearts…so many opportunities to introduce new words and signs.
In this video I’ll show you some fun Valentine’s Day signs and a story you can share with your baby…
In today’s video, you’ll learn how to sign VALENTINE, HEART, LOVE, I LOVE YOU, CANDY, CHOCOLATE and SWEETHEART. Then I’ll show you how to sign along to the lift-the-flap book, “Where Is Baby’s Valentine?” by Karen Katz which you can add to your collection if you don’t already have it. I love her books!
Head to the Beach and Learn Some New Signs!
A trip to the beach brings new sights, smells & textures and ignites your baby’s senses. An exciting & stimulating environment is a perfect time to introduce your little one to new words & signs.
Today’s free mini-lesson will give you the tools you need to teach your baby some fun & useful American Sign Language signs.
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Today I’m excited to share with you some of my favorite signs for things you’ll see at the beach. I hope you enjoy this quick video lesson and free printable guide.
Have fun at the beach!
In today’s video you’ll learn how to sign WATER, WAVE, OCEAN, HOT, SUN, SKY, BIRD, SWIM, BOAT, FISH, HAT, UMBRELLA, TOWEL, SAND, BUCKET, SHOVEL, BALL and SHELL.
Bonus: Free Printable!
I’ve also created a FREE printable guide that you can keep as a reference to help you remember how to do a few of these signs.
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Do you know how to sign bunny?
It’s spring and everywhere you turn you’ll find bunnies, eggs and (best of all) chocolate! Whether you celebrate Easter, Passover, or another Springtime holiday, this time of year is a great time to introduce some new words and signs to your little one or students.
Easter season is a great opportunity to learn the American Sign Language signs for EGG, BUNNY and more. There are plastic eggs at every checkout line and they make a great tool for supervised play and learning. In fact, Pinterest is filled with great ideas for activities for young children that incorporate plastic eggs.
And you don’t have to bring lots of sugar into the mix to make those plastic eggs interesting. Hide little toys or other unexpected items in each egg. You can also use this as a vocabulary building opportunity by placing items that you’d like to teach the sign for in each egg. Hide a small toy car in an egg and then teach the ASL sign for CAR when your little one finds it!
It doesn’t take much to surprise and delight your baby, so take advantage of this. Let your baby play with a bucket full of plastic eggs… or supervise some sensory play with real (or pretend) grass. Enjoy the simple pleasures in life this holiday and remember to snap some photos or videos as well.
Now I’d love to show you how to sign some of my favorite signs for Easter in the video below. You’ll learn how to sign EGG, EASTER, RABBIT, CANDY, CHOCOLATE, CHICKEN, BASKET, GRASS, HIDE & SEEK. I hope you enjoy!
American Sign Language (ASL) Signs for Easter
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Instructions for 10 ASL Signs for Easter
Use the below instructions to help you remember how to do 10 ASL Signs for Easter or scroll down to download a beautiful color printable guide to print and keep as a helpful reference.
EGG – Make a “U” handshape with both hands (pointer & middle finger extended). Tap the fingers of your dominant hand on top of the fingers of the opposite hand and then move them apart and down to represent cracking an egg.
EASTER – Do the same motions as the sign for EGG (above) but with an “E” handshape. Another way to sign EASTER is to make an “E” handshape and wave it side-to-side.
RABBIT – Place your hands at the sides or your head with your palms facing back and bend your 2 fingers backwards to show the rabbit’s floppy ears.
CANDY – Place the tip of your pointer finger at your cheek and twist it.
CHOCOLATE – Place your hand in a “C” handshape on top of your opposite fist and circle it around like you are stirring melted chocolate.
CHICKEN – Open and close your pointer & thumb in front of your mouth.
BASKET – Place your non-dominant hand in front of you to represent the top of the basket and show the shape of the bottom of the basket by moving your dominant hand from wrist to elbow of your opposite arm.
GRASS – Make a “claw” handshape with your dominant hand and brush your palm away from your chin 2 times.
HIDE – “Hide” your fist (with a thumbs up handshape) under the palm of your opposite hand.
SEEK – Circle your “C” handshape in front of your face.
Bonus: Free Printable!
I’ve also created a FREE printable guide that you can keep as a reference to help you remember how to do a few of these signs. Just click the image below to have it sent straight to your inbox!
I hope you enjoyed this free video and printable on how to do 10 ASL signs for Easter! Have fun enjoying this fun time of year and learning something new.
Leave me a comment below on how you’re using any of these signs with your little one or classroom. I’d love to hear from you!
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Thanks for watching and Happy Spring!