Baby Sign Language: Black, Brown, and White

Young children love to learn about the colors of the rainbow. Teach your baby the signs for the words black, brown, and white in baby sign language with the following descriptions and videos.


Form the hand into a fist with the index finger pointing straight. Swipe the index finger across the eyebrows.



Form the hand into the signed letter B. Rub the hand down the cheek from the ear to the chin.



Hold the hand in front of the body with the palm facing the chest. Pull the hand forward while closing the fingers to the thumb.



Acredolo, Linda & Susan Goodwyn. 2009. Baby signs: How to talk with your baby before your baby can talk, 3rd edn. New York: McGraw Hill.
Porpora, Tracey. 2011. The complete guide to baby sign language: 101 trips and tricks every parent needs to know. Ocala, FL: Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc.

Heather Johnson

Heather Johnson is a mother, wife, writer, librarian, and linguist. She earned a BA in English studies with a minor in creative writing from Illinois State University in May 2007, an MS in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2009, and an MS in English studies with an emphasis in linguistics at Illinois State University in December 2011.

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