Banana in Baby Sign

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



How to Sign Banana

To do the baby sign for banana, put your dominant pointer finger up. With your other hand pinch near the top of the finger and show what it looks like to peel a banana. Do the peeling motion twice.


Remembering the Baby Sign for Banana

To remember the baby sign for banana, think of what it looks like when you peel a banana.


Teaching your Baby to Sign Banana

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

Would you like a banana? Offer your baby pureed bananas or safely sliced bananas.

Is that monkey carrying a banana? Point to the banana the monkey is holding in the book.

Where did your banana go?

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


Your Baby Signing Banana

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

She can ask to eat a banana.

He can show you where he hid the rest of his banana.

She can better understand what you mean when you ask if she wants to eat a banana.

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

If you catch your cutie signing banana, 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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