Video: Breakfast in Baby Sign Language

Signing: Breakfast is a combination sign that combines both morning and eat (or food).

The morning looks like a sun rising over the horizon. It is signed by taking your non-dominant hand and laying it horizontally to make the horizon. Then you bring your dominant hand under and over, hinging at the elbow to make a sun rising up over the horizon.

Eat is signed by taking your dominant hand with thumb touching your four fingers. Bring the hand to the mouth and repeatedly tap it on your mouth.

Breakfast in Baby Sign Language
Figure: Breakfast in Baby Sign Language

Usage: Breakfast and other meal specific signs like lunch, dinner, and snack are good advanced signs to teach once baby has master the basic eat sign. Adding a time-of-the-day dimension adds a little to the difficulty and keeps baby challenged.

Breakfast Flash Card Thumbnail

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

Related Signs:

egg, pancake, cereal.

One Response to “Breakfast”

  1. Jeff Whittington

    The Makaton signs are very clear and helpful, I have a limited knowledge of basic B S L signs but without contact with deaf folk it is a problem to improve so Makaton may be a suitable answer for me.



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