Video: Again in Baby Sign Language

Signing: To sign again, flatten out your leading hand. Bend your second hand at a right angle, then tap it against the middle of the palm of your first hand.

Dads will find this similar to a timeout signal, but note there are two important differences. First the moving hand is bent at a right angle, not straight like in a time-out. Second, making the again sign will not allow a three minute cessation of all activity, wherein you may gather additional alcoholic beverages and salt laden nibbletts.

Again and more, are both often simplified to thumping together hands, and they often blur into one given their similar meaning.

Again in Baby Sign Language
Figure: Again in Baby Sign Language

Usage: Again is so similar to more in meaning, that again is not often taught until a baby is more advanced. I will often not teach more and just use more for the same purpose. If I teach again, then I will tend to make it about experiences – and I will let more be about food. So sign again after the first wave of a tickle attack, before the second wave strikes. “Want to be tickled again?” “Mommy is tickling baby again”

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Flash Card: Click the link to view the Again Baby Sign Language Flash Card. The flash cards are printable and available in both U.S. Letter and A4 sizes.

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2 Responses to “Again”

  1. Diana

    I am a retired grandma and I am blessed to babysit for my next door neighbors who just had a precious baby boy. He is three months old today. I found your signing very helpful. I learned 5 words today and will use these signs when I care for the baby. I am using the signs now so when he is a few months older he will be able to use them as well. Your site is basic, simply, and you repeat the motion of sign and word a few times. I cannot wait to share these new signs with his mommy and Hayden (the baby). Thank you!

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