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Again

To sign again, flatten out your leading hand. Bend your second hand at a right angle, then tap it against the middle of the palm of your first hand.

Dads will find this similar to a timeout signal, but note there are two important differences. First, the moving hand is bent at a right angle, not straight like in a time-out. Second, making the again sign will not allow a three-minute cessation of all activity, wherein you may gather additional alcoholic beverages and salt-laden nibblets.

Again and more, are both often simplified to thumping together hands, and they often blur into one, given their similar meaning.

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Again is so similar to more in meaning, that again is not often taught until a baby is more advanced. I will often not teach 'more' and just use 'more' for the same purpose. If I teach again, then I will tend to make it about experiences - and I will let 'more' be about food. So sign again after the first wave of a tickle attack, before the second wave strikes. "Want to be tickled again?" "Mommy is tickling baby again."

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Flash Card

Teach baby how to sign again for experiences, like being pushed on a swing or being tickled. Teach the related concept,more, when asking if baby wants more food or drink.

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5 Responses to “Again”

  1. Melissa Taylor

    My youngest is 5 1/2 months old- I started Baby Sign Language with her at 3 1/2 months of age. She watches very closely though she has yet to make a sign. My older daughter is now 5 1/2 and I took her to baby signs class when she was 5 1/2 months old and within a couple of months she was using many of the signs and she was talking fluently before she was a year old. I’m hoping that the same goes true with my baby. Baby Sign language is awesome!

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  3. Jessica

    As an Early Interventionist I learned basic signs that I used with the families I worked with. Now as a parent of a 11 month old, I started signing with her at 6 months. She can now sign “all done, more, eat, shoes, drink, bye-bye” she loves to use them knowing that her mommy, daddy, and brother can understand her.

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  4. Diana

    I am a retired grandma and I am blessed to babysit for my next door neighbors who just had a precious baby boy. He is three months old today. I found your signing very helpful. I learned 5 words today and will use these signs when I care for the baby. I am using the signs now so when he is a few months older he will be able to use them as well. Your site is basic, simply, and you repeat the motion of sign and word a few times. I cannot wait to share these new signs with his mommy and Hayden (the baby). Thank you!

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