Airplane – Baby Sign

Watch this baby sign video to see the ASL sign for airplane, plus learn how to teach your baby to sign airplane in Baby Sign Language.



How to Sign Airplane

To do the baby sign for airplane, with your thumb, pointer, and pinky fingers extended, hold your hand at shoulder level and move it up and out two times.


Remembering the Baby Sign for Airplane

To remember the baby sign for airplane, it is the same hand shape as “I love you,” and you might fly with your baby to visit people you love.


Teaching your Baby to Sign Airplane

To teach your baby to sign airplane, always do the sign while verbally saying the word in a sentence.

Here is your toy airplane. – Do the sign before or after you give your baby the plane.

Look at that airplane in the sky. – Help your baby see the airplane.

We’re getting on the airplane. – Show your baby the airplane you are going to board.

Try to be consistent, so your baby will make the association between the sign and airplane. By using the sign in a sentence, your baby is also exposed to verbal language and more vocabulary. Awesome!


Your Baby Signing Airplane

Here are a couple ways your baby can use the baby sign for airplane.

She can ask for her favorite toy plane.

He can point out airplanes in the sky.

When else does your baby sign airplane? Share with everyone in the comments below!

If you fly often like we do, we use the sign to reinforce our rules for flying happily and quietly. For example, “We can’t run around yet, we’re still on the airplane. Look out the window with me.”

If you catch your cutie signing airplane, post a video to Instagram with #babysignlanguage and tag @notanexactscience. We’d love to feature you on Instagram and/or share your video on our website to inspire other moms, dads, and caregivers! If your account is private, be sure to comment on our latest post, so we can follow you back and see it!

Please share your successes or questions in the comments below. Your stories and questions are so valuable to other parents learning, so thank you for sharing!


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