Signing: The french fries sign looks like you are holding a french fry and dipping it in two tubs of sauce. Take your thumb and index finger on your dominant hand and touch them together, then pivoting from your wrist move your hand to the left and then the right.
Usage: Most babies are very interested in the words associated with different foods. Somehow they very quickly learn words associated with favored treats like french fries, even if they are only exposed to the food and the sign a few times. Why can’t they pick up on putting their toys away, or algebra so quickly!
Learning favorite foods like french fries also gives baby a way to tell you what they want instead of throwing a tantrum. Even if you don’t accommodate the request, just acknowledging it and making baby feel heard will reduce frustration.
Flash Card: Click the link to view the French Fries Baby Sign Language Flash Card. The flash cards are printable and available in both U.S. Letter and A4 sizes.