Saturday, May 31, 2014

Learn the Sign for FISH

The Sign of the Week is FISH. Children love looking at FISH, so give them a way to talk about them with you by teaching them the sign for FISH. Remember that babies can use gestures and signs before they are able to say words, so teaching them a way to express what they are thinking and feeling may open your eyes to just how smart babies really are! They can tell you that they saw a FISH at the doctor's office, or that they want to read their book about FISH.

To sign the FISH, extend flat hand out with your thumb up and fingers together. Wave fingers back and forth in a forward motion, like the swimming motion of a FISH.  A baby's natural sign for FISH is to smack their lips, so you can add that as well if you like.