Alligator – Baby Sign

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


How to Sign Alligator

To do the baby sign for alligator, hold your hands out in front of you, palms facing each other, and hands parallel to each other and the floor. Have your fingers bent and loosely interlocked with the other hand’s fingers. Open and shut your hands.


Remembering the Baby Sign for Alligator

To remember the baby sign for alligator, think of the jaws of an alligator opening and closing.


Teaching your Baby to Sign Alligator

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

Look at that giant, green Alligator. – Point to the picture of the alligator in the book.

Here’s your toy Alligator. – Hand your baby the toy alligator.

Do you see the Alligator on the rock? – Point to the alligator.

I love that cute alligator on your shirt! – Point at the alligator on her shirt.

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


Your Baby Signing Alligator

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

She can ask for a toy alligator.

He can ask to see the alligators at the zoo.

She can ask to wear her favorite shirt or headband with an alligator on it.

He can talk about his favorite animal.

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


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