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Airplane

To sign airplane, take your outstretched hand, and tuck in your middle and ring fingers. Then move your hand away from your body a short distance, as if flying, bobbing it back and forth a couple of times. If you move your hand a bit further up and out, slightly above your head, that's already the sign for fly.

Tucking in those two fingers is often difficult for an infant, and you will often see airplane simplified with either all four fingers tucked in, or with all fingers outstretched.

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Airplane is a fun sign that we use in play. Use airplane when you see and hear a jet whooshing past, overhead. You can also use it in conjunction with an airplane toy, or a book that mentions a plane. Baby boys especially like this sign because it is so animated, and the sign resembles the motion of the actual thing.

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Use airplane when you see and hear a jet whooshing past. When you sign airplane, think of your index or pointer finger as the nose of the plane, and your thumb and pinkie finger as the wings on either side.

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8 Responses to “Airplane”

  1. Jerica

    My son was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate. On a speech scale is at 0-3 months and is 9 months old. We have just started sign language with him and he already knows “MORE”. This is a great way for him to be able to communicate with us. Can’t wait till he learns more

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  2. sahara hernandez

    my son is 15 months old and knows around 20 signs or more!!! Thanks so much!!!!

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  3. Ishmael

    Hello . . . !!! I`m really happy to know this site and am planning to teach my kids with this fabulous cards. It is really fantastic and hope you post the video and audio for foreign parents and teachers all around the world!!!!! Thanks again.

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  4. Mukhabbat

    Thanks for this lessons and advice. It helped me teach my brother,Thank you again!!!

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  5. Lois Byram

    Thanks! This looks to be a good resource for parents who are interested in using signing with their kids.

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