Video: Hello in Baby Sign Language

Signing: To greet someone with a hello, make the sign by extending your fingers and cross your thumb in front of your palm. Now take the hand, and start with your hand in front of your ear and extend it outward and away from your body.

Finally, smile! Emotional signs like hello are learned as much from your body language as from the actual signs.

Hello in Baby Sign Language
Figure: Hello in Baby Sign Language

Usage: I find it more natural for a baby to just simply wave hello and goodbye. However, if you want to use the official ASL hello sign, do the sign every time you greet someone, and encourage them to make the sign back. Also use the sign whenever you see your baby after even a short absence, while saying a cheery hello.

Hello Flash Card Thumbnail

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

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5 Responses to “Hello”

  1. Mikaila

    How do you say THE in ASL? i can’t figure it out

    ADMIN – Hi Mikaela,

    The is a transitional word not needed for babies.

  2. Carol

    Is There a sign for the word:
    and the word

    ADMIN – Hi Carol,

    Yes. Please use our online dictionary.

  3. Izzy Diego

    How do you say how are you

    ADMIN – Hi Izzy,

    Combine the sign of how with the sign for you.

  4. maya

    How do you say, Hello! Are you ok?

    ADMIN – Hi Maya,

    Combine the sign for hello, the sign for you and the sign for ok and make the facial expression that corresponds to a question.

  5. Nanii

    How do you say hey how are you?

    ADMIN – Hi Nanii,

    That is a complex phrase more suitable for children than babies. A baby usually greets without a question.


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