Signing: bad starts with your dominant hand open with fingers touching and extended. Begin the sign motion with you middle finger touching your chin, then move your hand down and out ending with your palm facing outward.
Usage: Used sparingly, words of warning like bad and no are useful with older toddlers as a way to tell them to stop doing something from a across the room without causing a fuss or embarrassing the child in front of their friends.
The sign can be taught by incorporating it into story books as well as from real life experiences. “Isn’t Peter Rabbit being bad.”
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