Ape – Baby Sign

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


How to Sign Ape

To do the baby sign for ape, hold your hands in fists and hit them against your chest while alternating which hand hits your chest.


Remembering the Baby Sign for Ape

To remember the baby sign for ape, think of an ape pounding on his or her chest.


Teaching your Baby to Sign Ape

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

Look at that huge ape! Point to the ape at the zoo.

The apes live in trees. Point to the apes in the book.

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


Your Baby Signing Ape

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

Your baby can ask for his favorite stuffed animal.

Your baby can ask to see the apes at the zoo.

Your baby can ask to read his favorite book about apes with you.

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


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