Boy Sign

Animated Video of Sign Language Movement for Boy With hand against forehead, close fingers to thumb in a double movement. Represents the bill of a ballcap.

Suggestions

When child begins to discriminate gender.

Other Signs

Baby : Describe a baby.
Bad : Do not use the sign "bad" in association with the child. Use the sign "bad" in association with a viewed behavior. Ex. "bad dog" or "bad apple"
Beautiful : In describing a beautiful picture the child draws; Telling your little girl she is beautiful in her new dress.
Boy : When child begins to discriminate gender.
Brother : Use this sign when referring to brother. This sign may strengthen the bond between siblings because the older child may want to teach this sign to the younger child.
Children : When child sees a group of children at playground, schoolbus, etc.
Cute : When introducing discriptions of people and things. ex. "That chick is so cute!"
Daddy : Use when refering to father. May find it fun to use this sign to get child excited by saying, "I hear Daddy! Daddy is home!"
Different : When child begins to discriminate categories and opposites.
Down : When child requests to get out of highchair, swing or crib. (This sign may be paired with the sign "finished".)
Family : When introducing relationships to child.
Father : While refering to daddy; When telling child that "Daddy is home!" While playing Hide-and-Seek you may pair the signs "where" and "father" while asking "Where is Daddy?"
Friend : When introducing relationships to the child.
Friends : You can play with your friends and go places together
Girl : When child discrimates gender.
Girl : When child discrimates gender.
Good : Use this sign as a form of praise. Whenever child responds appropriately to request, consistently sign "good" while saying "good job", "great effort", "perfect".
Grandfather : When referring to a grandfather; when looking at photo albums of distant relatives. Always remember to say the name while signing (ie. "Grandpa".)
Grandmother : Use this sign whenever referring to grandmother; When looking at photos of distant relatives. Always remember to say the name of the person you are referring to while signing (ie. "Grandma".)
Hug : They might sign hug if they want one or to give you one
I Love You : This is a wonderful sign to teach a child. It is such a wonderful feeling to have your child express love at such a young age. You may want to introduce this sign after his/her first birthday. Remember to reward all attempts because this sign is dificult to master. (See: "I Love You Alternate")
I Love You (Alternate) : This sign may be used as an alternate if you feel that the other sign is too dificult. You may find that the child produces one or two of the three signs. Always remember to praise all attempts. The goal is for them to communicate love at an early age, not to master ASL.
Mommy : Use this sign while refering to a mother. May find it fun to use the phrase "Mommy loves you" with sign language.
Same : When introducing categories and opposites.
Sister : When referring to a sister. This sign may strengthen the bond between siblings because the older child may want to teach the younger this sign.
Teacher : Going to school
Up : When introducing opposites and positions. When child requests getting out of crib or highchair, you may want to teach the up/down signs.
Yes : Use this sign to tell the child that he/she responded appropriately to task. You may find it just as easy to nod your head rather that using this sign.
No : Use this sign to get his/her attention. You may find that the child responds quicker to the word "no" when it is accompanied by the sign. This is commonly used if the parent/caregiver is on the telephone and unable to verbally reprimand child or in social situations where the parent wants to stop the child but does not want to embarass child in front of others.
Boy : When child begins to discriminate gender.