Video: Beautiful in Baby Sign Language

Signing: Beautiful is signed starting with your dominant hand open, thumb pointing at your chin and fingers pointing up. You complete the sign by rolling your fingers across the front of your face.

Beautiful in Baby Sign Language
Figure: Beautiful in Baby Sign Language

Usage: More abstract adjectives like beautiful are taught through giving a child lots of exposure to the sign in different contexts. You might tell that a flower is beautiful, that a piece of art is beautiful, or that the stars are beautiful.

Generally, children don’t grasp the exact meaning of the word until they are older, but they will understand that when you describe something as beautiful it means that it is special and something that they should pay attention. Often when young children start using the sign themselves, it is their way of telling you they think something is interesting and that you should look upon it too. This sign is a great way of finding out what is most remarkable to baby.

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

Related Signs: Good, Smart.

One Response to “Beautiful”

  1. John

    What would the sign for handsome be?

    ADMIN – Hi John,

    The sign for handsome is achieved by rubbing your cheeks as if you are applying aftershave with your dominant hand.


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