Video: Happy in Baby Sign Language

Signing: To sign happy, take your extended hand and brush it in little circles up your chest a couple of times.

The sign for happy is very similar to the sign for excited. I tend to just choose one of those two signs and use it for both.

Happy in Baby Sign Language
Figure: Happy in Baby Sign Language

Usage: Teach your baby the sign for happy by making the sign whenever your baby is visibly happy or excited. Remember, when making the sign for happy, it is important to emote happiness.

Happy Flash Card Thumbnail

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

Related Signs:

Sad, Hungry, Grumpy.

One Response to “Happy”

  1. MsK8SLP

    Hi, can you please clarify what is the difference between baby signs and ASL. As a speech teacher, I work with some non verbal children and I am not sure whether I should be teaching them the baby sign version you demonstrate or the sign which is one handed over the heart.

    ADMIN – Hi,

    Baby signs are modified to be aligned with the motor skills of little ones. They are rooted on ASL so a child can potentially transition into full ASL.


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