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Animal

For animal, hold the tips of your fingers on your chest and flap your arms like a bird. When children learn this sign, they will tend to simplify this to just flapping, often with clenched fists instead of open hands.

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The animal baby sign makes a great accompaniment to books or trips to the zoo. I will often follow up the animal sign with the word and sign for a specific animal. "Look at the animal over there, Honey. That is an alligator."

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Flash Card

Use this flash card in conjunction with some of the individual animal flash cards, such as lion and dog.

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  1. hamad

    I am a teacher deaf children. Can I apply this approach to deaf children in kindergarten? Do you allow me to translate the curriculum into Arabic?

    ADMIN – Hi Hamad,

    You can use the same approach for deaf children. One thing to note, with deaf children it is just as important to say the word so they get used to seeing the way your lips move. We would be pleased to see you translate it into Arabic.

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