Butterfly – Baby Sign

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



How to Sign Butterfly

To do the baby sign for butterfly, with your palms facing you, cross your hands and interlock your thumbs. Start the sign by bending your fingers and moving your hand up and out. Bend your fingers in each hand together twice.


Remembering the Baby Sign for Butterfly

To remember the baby sign for butterfly, think of the wings of a butterfly and also one of the best scenes from Napoleon Dynamite.


Teaching your Baby to Sign Butterfly

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

Do you see that beautiful butterfly? Point to the butterfly in the book.

Look! A butterfly! Point to the butterfly on the flower.

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


Your Baby Signing Butterfly

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

Your baby can let you know that she sees a butterfly.

Your baby can ask to chase butterflies.

Your baby can ask to wear her favorite butterfly shirt.

Your baby can ask to read a favorite book about butterflies.

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

If you catch your cutie signing butterfly, 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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