Shark – Baby Sign

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


How to Sign Shark

To do the baby sign for shark, hold your hand up to your forehead with your fingers facing up and your palm out to the side, like the dorsal of a shark.


Remembering the Baby Sign for Shark

To remember the baby sign for shark, think of the dorsal of a shark sticking up out of the water.


Teaching your Baby to Sign Shark

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

Do you see the shark in the water? Point to the shark in the book.

What a cool shark she has on her shirt! Point at the shark on her shirt.

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


Your Baby Signing Shark

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

He can ask for his favorite toy.

She can talk about the cool sharks she sees.

She can ask to wear her favorite shark shirt.

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


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