Bear – Baby Sign

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



How to Sign Bear

To do the baby sign for bear, cross your wrists/arms at your chest and hold your hands in claw shapes. Pull your claws in and down a couple inches twice while slightly closing your claws.


Remembering the Baby Sign for Bear

To remember the baby sign for bear, think of the claws of a big bear.


Teaching your Baby to Sign Bear

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

Do you see that bear? Point to the bear in the book.

Here is your bear. Hand your baby the bear toy.

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


Your Baby Signing Bear

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

She can ask to wear her favorite bear shirt.

He can ask to read the book about bears.

She can ask for her toy that is a bear.

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

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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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