Baby Sign Language: Brother

Many children have male siblings, both older and younger. Teach your baby the sign for the word brother in baby sign language with the following description and video.

Brother

Hold one hand in the shape of the letter L in front of the chest with the thumb pointing up. With the other hand, begin with the sign for boy. Form a flattened C shape with the thumb and fingers. Open and close the fingers in front of the forehead to mimic the motion of grasping the rim of a baseball cap. Then form the hand into a signed letter L. Tap the second L on top of the first L.

 

References

Beyer, Monica. 2006. Baby talk: A guide to using basic sign language to communicate with your baby. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin.

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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