Baby Sign Language: Hot and Cold

Being able to express temperatures is important for young children. Teach your baby the signs for the words hot and cold in baby sign language with the following descriptions and videos.


Form the hand into a claw. Place the claw in front of the mouth. Move the hand away from the mouth in a sweeping motion.



Hold the fists in front of the chest. Shake the hands in a shivering motion.



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 is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, daughter, son, dogs, and cat. She writes The Parenting Patch, which is a parenting blog, information, and news plus reviews, recipes, crafts, homeschooling, and more.

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