Baby Sign Language: Family

Family members are the first people that most babies get to know. Teach your baby the sign for the word family in baby sign language with the following description and video.


Form the letter F of the sign language alphabet with both hands. Hold the hands in front of the chest with the thumbs and index fingers together. Rotate the hands out in a half circle.



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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