Signing: To sign jam/ jelly, make you dominant hand in a fist and stick out your pinky. This is the ASL symbol for the letter J. Turn your fist to the side and use your pinky to “scoop” up the jam/ jelly out of your other hand. Have this hand palm up to act as the bowl.
Usage: A good time to introduce jam/ jelly to your child is when making a PBJ. Use the sign while showing your baby the jar, spreading on the bread, or even giving them a small taste. Reinforce it as the child eats by saying something like, “mmm, jam/ jelly“.
Flash Card: Click the link to view the Jam Baby Sign Language Flash Card. The flash cards are printable and available in both U.S. Letter and A4 sizes.