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    Baby Sign Language: Black, Brown, and White

    Baby Sign Language: Black, Brown, and White

    Young children love to learn about the colors of the rainbow. Teach your baby the signs for the words black, brown, and white in baby sign language with the following descriptions and videos. Use your dominant hand to form the signs.

    Baby sign language, baby sign, or baby signing is used by hearing parents with pre-verbal hearing children to improve communication. My baby signs are based on ASL (American Sign Language) signs. Baby signing is distinct from sign language.

    Black

    Form the hand into a fist with the index finger pointing straight. Swipe the index finger across the eyebrows.

    Brown

    Form the hand into the signed letter B. Rub the hand down the cheek from the ear to the chin.

    White

    Hold the hand in front of the body with the palm facing the chest. Pull the hand forward while closing the fingers to the thumb.

    References

    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.

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