Baby Sign Language: Careful and Gentle

Teach your baby the signs for the words careful and gentle in baby sign language with the following descriptions and videos.


Form the hands into the signed letter K. Hold the hands in front of the chest with one hand higher than the other. Rotate the hands at the wrists twice.



Form one fist in front of the chest. Gently move the other palm away from the body across the top of the fist.



Acredolo, Linda & Susan Goodwyn. 2009. Baby signs: How to talk with your baby before your baby can talk, 3rd edn. New York: McGraw Hill.

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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