Blocks

Video: Block in Baby Sign Language

Signing: Blocks in baby sign language looks like you are outlining the sides of a block. You start by taking your open hands parallel and a few inches apart. Orient your hands to outline the front & back, then the left and right side, then the top and bottom of the block.

The sign for box is very similar, you just keep your hands further apart because the box is bigger.

Block in Baby Sign Language
Figure: Block in Baby Sign Language

Usage: If your child enjoys playing with blocks, this is a great sign to teach them. Blocks is not only a motivated sign, but it can also easily be extended as your child gets more advanced. You can ask about the number of blocks, or the color of blocks. You can discuss size with big blocks and small blocks. You talk about position, with a block being on top or on the bottom.

Block Flash Card Thumbnail

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

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