Baby Sign Language: Grandfather, Grandpa

Grandfathers are important people to many babies. Teach your baby the sign for the words grandfather and grandpa in baby sign language with the following description and video. The sign is identical in American Sign Language for both English words.


Form an L with the hand. Touch the thumb to the forehead. Move the hand away from the forehead twice.



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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