Hand Shape: open “5” dominant hand
Location: chin
Tip: chin area represents females due to the string of a bonnet
Action: tap 2x

Transcript: This week’s word comes just in time for the holidays recognizing our mothers. For MOM, take your open 5 hand and at your chin tap it 2x.

Mom working with her child: Hold your hand like this. Show mommy your hand. Say “Mom”. “Mom.” Can you do that? Hold your hand up like this. Now give me five. Now can you signmom”?

When introducing a new sign, be sure to say and sign it. For “mom” you can use the “high 5” gesture if your child is a little older to form the correct hand shape.

I recommend teaching this sign to your infant as early as 9 months. Each time you say the word “mom” use the sign with it for visual reinforcement. You may have a chance that your child will say/sign “mama” before they say “dada.”

This week I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite websites for mothers.

4 Websites Moms Will Want to Bookmark


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