Reduce toddler frustration by teaching sign language in daily routines: Part 4 People

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Ideas for using "mom" in sign language during daily routines

  • Play: have mom hide, ask “Where’s mom?”. She pops out and you say “There’s mom!”.

  • Life Skills: when sorting laundry label clothes that belong to mom ex. Mom’s sock, Mom’s shirt.

  • Books: find pictures of mom in photo albums.

  • Books: show your child all the moms and mama animals in books.


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Ideas for using "dad" in sign language during daily routines

  • Play: have mom hide, ask “Where’s dad?”. He pops out and you say “There’s dad!”.

  • Life Skills: when sorting laundry label clothes that belong to dad, ex. Dad’s sock, Dad’s shirt.

  • Books: find pictures of dad in photo albums.

  • Books: show your child all the dads and dada animals in books.


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Ideas for using "baby" in sign language during daily routines

  • Play: pretend play with dolls, stuffed animals, puppets, plastic animals, favorite characters.

  • Books: point to your child in baby pictures.

  • Books: show your child all the babies and baby animals in books.

  • Songs: sing Rock-a-bye Baby.

  • Going Out: comment when you see a baby, “Look, baby”.


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Ideas for using "me" in sign language during daily routines

  • Daily Activities: during snacks and meals, ex. “Who would like crackers?”

  • Daily Activities: in front of a mirror, point and ask “Who’s that?”.

  • Play: when playing games, ask “Who’s turn is it?”

  • Books: point to pictures of your child in photo albums, ask “Who’s that?”


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Ideas for using "you" in sign language during daily routines

  • Daily Activities: before going out show them your shoes and ask “Who’s shoes are these?”

  • Daily Activities: in front of a mirror, point and ask “who’s this?”.

  • Play: when playing games, ask “Who’s turn is it?”

  • Books: point to pictures of yourself in photo albums, ask “Who’s this?”