Pencil

Signing: To do the baby sign for pencil, position your hand into a handshape that looks like you are holding a pencil in your right hand. Start the sign holding your hand near the mouth. Then bring the right hand down near the palm of the left hand and make a writing movement across the palm and fingers of the left hand. So, this sign is loosely based on the concept of licking the pencil lead and then writing.

Pencil in Baby Sign Language
Figure: Pencil in Baby Sign Language

Usage: We mainly use Pencil as we begin to introduce our toddler to the concept of writing and drawing.

Pencil Flash Card Thumbnail

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

Related Signs: crayon, paper

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