Video: Don’t in Baby Sign Language

Signing: To sign don’t shake your hand communicating a negative and move your arms across your body starting with a cross and opening your arms up.

Don't in Baby Sign Language
Figure: Don’t in Baby Sign Language

Usage: We use don’t to convey concepts as “don’t run” or “don’t touch” .

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Flash Card: Click the link to view the Don’t Baby Sign Language Flash Card. The flash cards are printable and available in both U.S. Letter and A4 sizes.

Related Signs: Don’t Want, Don’t Like, Don’t Hit

2 Responses to “Don’t”

  1. Sydnee

    What sign would you use to convey “danger”? For example, my daughter has started to open cabinets and touch the oven (not while on, but she wouldn’t know the difference if it was on). She has also started to pull at cords and what not. I don’t want her to hurt herself or something to fall on her. How would you convey that something is unsafe?

    ADMIN – Hi Sydnee,

    Early on we simply used no and don’t as our little ones got older we actually introduced the sign for danger.

  2. Sara

    What’s the sign for “do” …as in “I can do that”?
    Can you also please show me how to sign that phrase?

    Thank you!

    ADMIN – Hi Sara,

    “Do” is signed by placing both hands in front of you cupped downwards as if you are grabbing a brick and moving them from left to right. You can simplify I can’t do that by simply using the sign for I which is pointing to self then adding the sign for no and the sign for do. “That” is assumed in the context and you don’t need to sign it.

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