Fan – Baby Sign

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



How to Sign Fan

To do the baby sign for fan, hold up your pointer finger and spin it in a circle for a ceiling fan.  For other fans, fan yourself with your fingers and hands extended.


Remembering the Baby Sign for Fan

To remember the baby sign for fan, think of how a ceiling fan spins or how you would fan yourself.


Teaching your Baby to Sign Fan

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

It’s hot. Let’s turn on the fan. Turn on the fan if it is safe to do so.

Look! The fan is spinning. Point to the fan.

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


Your Baby Signing Fan

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

Your baby can let you know that he wants the fan on.

Your baby can better adjust to the fan being turned on if she is scared of the sound.

Your baby can point out that the fan is spinning, and you can talk about how fascinating it is.

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

If you catch your cutie signing fan, 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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