Book – Baby Sign

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



How to Sign Book

To do the baby sign for book, hold your palms together in front of you with your finger tips pointing straight out in front of you. While keeping your pinkies touching, open up your hands, so your palms are open in front of you.


Remembering the Baby Sign for Book

To remember the baby sign for book, think of opening up a book.


Teaching your Baby to Sign Book

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

Let’s read a book. Open up the book you want to read.

Are you bringing a book over to read? Sign and look at your baby’s book.

Here is your book. Hand your baby his book

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


Your Baby Signing Book

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

Your baby can ask to read a book.

You can gently remind your baby that it is reading time.

You can ask your baby to help find a book or grab a book, and he will better understand what you mean.

When else does your baby sign book? 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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