Sunday, August 30, 2009

"Sorry"

Make a fist and rub it around on your chest. This is very similar to "please" which uses a flat hand. Again, Hayden sometimes does his signs his own way and he tends to not rub on his chest, but more on his shoulder; but we know what he's saying.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

"Day"

Start with your arms in an "L" shape: one arm across your body and one standing up at the elbow. With your standing arm, point your index finger and fan your hand across so your arms end up stacked on top of each other ,as if the sun is going across the sky. (I apologize if this one is confusing to understand. Some signs Hayden does don't always look perfect but hopefully the explanation helps a little.)
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Friday, August 28, 2009

"Please"

Rub a flat hand on your chest in a circular motion. (Hayden does his near his shoulder...but we know what he means. ;))

Thursday, August 27, 2009

"Asleep" and "Awake"

Since I missed yesterday, here are two signs to learn :)


Put your palms together and rest your cheek on them like you're sleeping.
Place your hands as fists near your eyes and then point your index finger up and your thumb down like you're opening your eyelids. This is also very similar to the sign "surprise" - for "surprise" you use much more emotion and make a surprised face while you sign.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

"Work"

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Make fists with your hands and then stack your wrists and knock them a couple of times.

Monday, August 24, 2009

"School"

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Clap your hands together twice like the teacher getting the class's attention.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

"Thank You"

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With your palm touching your chin, extend your hand outward showing you're giving thanks from you, to the person you're talking to.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

"All Done"

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Open palm face up, then flip it face down quickly. You can do this motion a couple of times - Hayden style. You may do this sign with both hands at the same time.

Friday, August 21, 2009

"Go"

Use both your pointers and point in the direction you want to go. Hayden, apparently, wants to go everywhere... ;)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

"More"

Gather your fingers and tap your hands together a couple of times. This is how Hayden asks for objects. "More toys please, Mommy" is one of his favorite phrases at the moment.

A Sign a Day

I had an idea this morning to start a blog that can teach you one sign a day. I'll be posting either a photo or video of Hayden teaching you to sign. Everyday! (hopefully...;)) Happy Signing!