Teaching your baby the signs for the numbers in sign language can help your baby learn to count. Teach your baby the signs for the numbers six (6), seven (7), eight (8), nine (9), and ten (10) in baby sign language with the following descriptions and pictures.
Hold the pinky down with the thumb while holding the index, middle, and ring fingers up. (Note that the sign for six is often used to illustrate the number three by English speakers.)
Hold the ring finger down with the thumb while holding the index, middle, and pinky fingers up.
Hold the middle finger down with the thumb while holding the index, ring, and pinky fingers up.
Hold the index finger down with the thumb while holding the middle, ring, and pinky fingers up.
Form the hand into a fist with the thumb pointed up. Move the thumb in a circle.
Chafin, Suzie, Johnston Bell Grindstaff, & Anne E. Pidano. 2009. Knack baby sign language: A step-by-step guide to communicating with your little one. Guilford, CT: Knack.
“ASL Numbers” by Linguistics Girl: The Linguistic Librarian (Heather Marie Kosur) under © All Rights Reserved (Used with permission)