Cat – Baby Sign

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



How to Sign Cat

To do the baby sign for cat, hold your dominant hand near your nose with your fingers spread and bring your pointer finger to your thumb, and as you close those fingers together, pull hour hand away from your nose.


Remembering the Baby Sign for Cat

To remember the baby sign for cat, think of pulling on the whisker of a cat.


Teaching your Baby to Sign Cat

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

Look! A kitty-cat. Point to the cat.

Do you want your little kitty? Hand your baby his stuffed animal.

Here’s your cat shirt. Show your baby her awesome cat shirt.

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


Your Baby Signing Cat

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

Your baby can ask to wear something cute that has a cat on it.

Your baby can tell you when she sees a cat.

Your baby can ask for a toy that is a cat.

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

If you catch your cutie signing cat, 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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