Baby Sign Language: Red, Orange, and Yellow

Babies love to learn about colors. Teach your baby the signs for the words red, orange, and yellow in baby sign language with the following descriptions and videos.


Form the hand into a fist with the index finger pointing up. Rub the fingertip from the top of the lips to the chin.



Form the signed letter O in front of the mouth. Close the O into a fist.



Form the signed letter Y in front of the shoulder. Rotate the wrist twice.



Acredolo, Linda & Susan Goodwyn. 2009. Baby signs: How to talk with your baby before your baby can talk, 3rd edn. New York: McGraw Hill.
Porpora, Tracey. 2011. The complete guide to baby sign language: 101 trips and tricks every parent needs to know. Ocala, FL: Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc.

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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