Animated Video of Sign Language Movement for Music
Take one hand palm up and put it in front of your chest then take the other hand and move it back and forth up your arm To play music or is telling you that they want to
Related Signs
Asleep : Bedtime - naptime.
Change : While changing diaper. (May find it helpful to pair this sign with the "potty" sign as the child matures.)
Clean : Cleaning after playtime or when washing hands
Clean (alternative) : When it is time for the child to put away toys. To tell the child that you are cleaning.
Climb : When playtime involves climbing
Cook : At dinner time when someone is cooking
Dance : Use this sign whenever child dances. If child pulls you toward him/her and wants you to dance ask, "Do you want to dance with Mommy?" while signing. You may also want to teach the sign for "music" which is the same gesture, but instead of the index finger and middle finger open, all of the fingers are open and close together (ie. palm waving over arm.)
Dance : To play or put on a show to have fun
Dress- Up : For playing with dress- up clothes
Drink : When child requests a drink; While asking the child if he/she is thirsty.
Eat : Use this sign to ask child if he/she is hungry and wants to eat. Use it consistently just before offering food to child so child will link the concept to the sign and be able to request something to eat in the future.
Farm : To tell the child that you are going to the farm or the child tells you that they want to go to the farm
Fast : When introducing opposites like fast vs. slow.
Finished : During mealtime, use sign to ask child if they are finished eating. During bathtime, use to ask child if they are ready to get out of tub. Same as "All Done."
Gentle Touch : Use this sign to teach the concept of "gentle touch" to children with small pets or younger siblings.
Glue : They will ask for glue to make an arts and crafts
Go : To tell the child to go or to do the sign when you are in the car and the light turns green
Goodbye : This is one of the earliest signs that a non-signing child masters, however this is not the extent of their capabilities. Use this sign when entering or leaving an area while saying "hi" or "bye".
Hard : When introducing opposites hard vs. soft. In giving safety warning. (ex. a rock is a "hard" surface to fall on and will cause pain.)
Hear : To sign all of their sences and if you read a book they miht sign hear to talk louder
Hear : To sign all of their sences and if you read a book they miht sign hear to talk louder
Hello : To say hello to someone coming in or coming
Help Me : Use this sign whenever a child appears to be frustrated by the inability to accomplish a task. Sign "Help Me" and provide assistance. This is a great frustration reducer to use when the child reaches walking age.
Help Me (Alternative) : This is an alternative to American Sign Language that has been used by many infants. It is easier to master this sign than the traditional version.
Hide : To play hide and go seek and they sign hide because they want to hide
Hop : To race hopping or to hop to a place
Hot : When introducing opposites hot vs. cold. When warning against safety concerns such as a hot stove.
Hurt : If they were outside and they fell they might sign hurt
Kiss : If the child wants a kiss or wants to give you one then they will sign this
Lights Off : When the lights go off the child might sign this
More : For eating, playing and many other circumstances. This is a very important sign and will often avoid outbursts of frustration by your child.
Music : To play music or is telling you that they want to
Music : To play music or is telling you that they want to
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.
No Touch : Use this sign whenever it is unsafe for a child to touch something (ie. light socket, stove, scissors.)
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"
Painting : To tell you that they want to paint
Picnic : If the child wants to have a picnic
Potty : This is a great sign to use when introducing potty training to your child. Make this sign whenever you see your child going potty and call his/her attention to it by asking "Are you going potty?" while signing. This makes the child aware of the process and more likely to alert you to his/her needs during the potty traing process.
Read : If the child wants to read a book
Ride : If the child wants to ride their bike or in the car
Sad : If a child is sad
Sit : At the dinner table or in a resturant
Smart : To say that they are smart
Soft : When introducing textures and opposites.
Stand : To encourage to stand when a baby
Stop : To stop running or doing anything
Swim : To go in the pool
Swing : Use this sign to ask child if he/she wants to swing. This sign may also be used for "rock" when the child wants to sit in a rocking chair.
Water : Use this sign when the child is in the bath or pool; while walking next to a lake; or to ask the child if he/she would like some water.