Signing: To do the baby sign for apple, make your hand into a fist then extend the index finger knuckle (your index finger is the one next to your thumb). Bring the knuckle to your cheek and twist it. Imagine your cheek was an apple and you are twisting off the stalk.
Apple is quite a complex sign and you will see this simplified a lot at first. Often the baby will just place their fingers on their cheek, or twist their hand near their cheek.
Usage: We mainly use Apple as a food sign. Our baby loves cut up pieces of apple, so I will do the apple sign before and during eating slices of apple. I will say “Do you want some apple?,” as I put the apple in front of her. Then I reinforce it as she eats by saying something like, “mmm, apple.”
Flash Card: Click the link to view the Apple Baby Sign Language Flash Card. The flash cards are printable and available in both U.S. Letter and A4 sizes.