Video: Light in Baby Sign Language

Signing: To sign light, take your strong hand and raise above and to the side of your head. Take your fingers from being extended and together to extended outward. The sign looks like a light is flicking on, spreading out it’s rays.

Light in Baby Sign Language
Figure: Light in Baby Sign Language

Usage: Light is useful for turning on and off a room light. Use the light sign every time you turn on or turn off a light. Baby’s tend to find having some way to communicate their wishes to switch on a light a nice way to exercise a little control over their environment.

Light Flash Card Thumbnail

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

Related Signs:

Candle, Bedroom.

5 Responses to “Light”

  1. Crissy

    Hello, your site is so useful! We are learning about light, dark, and how to make shadows. Can you tell me the sign for shadow, or add it to the dictionary? Thank you!

    ADMIN – Hi Crissy,

    That is a tricky sign. Close your dominant fist and bring it toward your chin, flick your chin with your index and thumb and quickly move your hand down to waist height where your non-dominant hand is waiting with palm down as if it was a roof. Once your dominant hand arrives under the “roof” open it and separate your fingers as it rests below the shadow hand.

  2. Veronika


    how would you sign a traffic lights?

    Thank you very much, Veronica

    ADMIN – Hi Veronica,

    This sign is usually finger spelled.

  3. Joselyn

    What about lights as in christmas lights?

    ADMIN – Hi Joselyn,

    This is a combined sign. Sign Christmas and then sign light.

  4. ellie

    Hi, I’m very thankful for you having all this up here. It is helping me on my school project and it might help me later in life, so once again thank you!

  5. Pam

    Hi, I love teaching sign to my granddaughter and she is so pleased to be able to communicate what she wants. When I first went on your web site there would always be a video to demonstrate the sign. I have had my computer fixed lately and since then I can’t get the video, only the drawing. Before I take it back can you tell me if you have stopped the video? Any way I love the web site Thank you Pam

    ADMIN – Hi Pam,

    Great to hear. We do still have all the videos, might be an issue with the computer.

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