I Love You Sign

Animated Video of Sign Language Movement for I Love You Raise hand in front of body with thumb, index finger, and pinky finger up.

Suggestions

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")

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.
Cold : While opening the refrigerator; Before stepping outside in the winter; When child touches something cold.
Cute : When introducing discriptions of people and things. ex. "That chick is so cute!"
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!"
Earache : When asking child if he/she is in pain; While giving antibiotics for ear infection.
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
Fun : When introducing child to descriptions of activities. ex. "Playing ball is fun!"
Funny : When introducing child to character discriptions. ex. "Daddy is so funny when he makes that face!"
Gentle Touch : Use this sign to teach the concept of "gentle touch" to children with small pets or younger siblings.
Girl : When child discrimates gender.
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".)
Happy : When introducing and labeling emotions. You may wish to introduce your child to feelings by making happy, sad, surprised faces in the mirror.
Hug : They might sign hug if they want one or to give you one
Hug : They might sign hug if they want one or to give you one
Hurt : If they were outside and they fell they might sign hurt
I Love You : Before the child goes to bed they might sign that they love you
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 : 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.
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.
Nice : To tell you that they are being nice or you can tell them to be nice
Pain : Use this sign on parts of the body that are in pain. ex. "pain" sign on forehead means "headache"; "pain" sign on knee means skinned knee; "pain" sign near jaw means "toothache"
Sad : If a child is sad
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.
Soft : When introducing textures and opposites.
Teacher : Going to school