Heart – Baby Sign
Watch this baby sign video to see the ASL sign for heart, plus learn how to teach your baby to sign heart in Baby Sign Language.
How to Sign Heart
To do the baby sign for heart, the organ, take your right hand with your fingers spread and put the palm of your hand over your heart. Tap your middle finger on your heart twice. For the shape of a heart, trace the shape of a heart over your chest with your pointer fingers.
Remembering the Baby Sign for Heart
To remember the baby sign for heart, for the organ, think of where your heart is, and it pumping blood. For the shape, just think of the shape of a heart and where your heart is in your body.
Teaching your Baby to Sign Heart
To teach your baby to sign heart, always do the sign while verbally saying the word in a sentence.
Do you want to listen to my heart? – Let your baby listen to the thumping of your heart.
Would you like to wear your heart headband? – Point to the heart on the headband.
Try to be consistent, so your baby will make the association between the sign and heart. By using the sign in a sentence, your baby is also exposed to verbal language and more vocabulary. Awesome!
Your Baby Signing Heart
Here are a couple ways your baby can use the baby sign for heart.
She can ask to wear something with a heart on it.
He can ask for you to cut out a heart shape for him.
She can ask to listen to your heart.
He can understand better when the doctor wants to listen to his heart.
When else does your baby sign heart? Share with everyone in the comments below!
Babies Signing Heart
We currently don’t have any videos for this sign. Share your link in the comments below!
If you catch your cutie signing heart, 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!
I started signing with my first baby, and I quickly saw the joy and value of signing. From the glimpses into his mind and the help it provided both of us, it was AMAZING. Now I’m signing with my second baby and helping hundreds of parents and family members to sign with their babies.
For this project, I worked with the deaf community. I wanted to create a signing library that honors the signs in ASL, plus I wanted to make videos that would guide moms–whether they watched one or 100. I want every parent–no matter their socioeconomic status–to have access to the information that will help strengthen their relationship and communication with their child from very early on in life. If you agree, share this with another parent or three.