Video: Basement in Baby Sign Language

Signing: Start the sign for basement by taking your non-dominant hand and laying it flat and horizontal in front of your body and if making a floor with your hand. Make your dominant hand into a fist with your thumb extended and move your hand in small horizontal circles under your weak hand as if you are drawing attention to the basement space under the floor.

Basement in Baby Sign Language
Figure: Basement in Baby Sign Language

Usage: If you have a basement play room, make the basement sign every time you go down to the space. As baby gets more advanced, you can talk about a person or a toy being down in the basement. “Dad is downstairs in the basement.”

Basement Flash Card Thumbnail

Flash Card: Click the link to view the Basement Baby Sign Language Flash Card. The flash cards are printable and available in both U.S. Letter and A4 sizes.

Related Signs: Bedroom, Kitchen, House, Stairs

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