Baby Sign Language: On and Off

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


Hold one hand in front of the chest with the palm facing down. Lower the other palm on top of the back of the first hand.



Hold both hands in front of the chest with the palms facing down and with one palm on top of the back of the other hand. Raise the top hand off of the bottom hand.



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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