Candle – Baby Sign

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



How to Sign Candle

To do the baby sign for candle, have your dominant hand into a high five with your fingers slightly spread. Have your non-dominant pointer finger touching your palm right above the wrist. Wiggle all the fingers of your dominant hand.


Remembering the Baby Sign for Candle

To remember the baby sign for candle, think of the flames of a candle flickering.


Teaching your Baby to Sign Candle

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

Do you want to smell the candle? Let your baby smell the unlit, not hot candle.

Look, I lit the candle. Safely show your baby the candle that you lit.

Look there is a candle on the mantel. Point to the candle in the book.

Let’s jump over the candlestick. Do the rhyme while helping your baby jump over the candlestick.

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


Your Baby Signing Candle

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

She can ask to smell an unlit candle.

He can ask you to relight a candle.

She can point out a candle in a book.

He can ask to do the rhyme for Jack who jumped over the candlestick while jumping over a pretend candle stick. (We totally do this at my house.)

When else does your baby sign candle? 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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