Please

Video: Please in Baby Sign Language

Signing: To sign please, take you hand with fingers extended and all together, and thumb extended and sticking out. Take the hand with palm facing in and rub it in a circle on your chest.

Please in Baby Sign Language
Figure: Please in Baby Sign Language

Usage: To teach the please concept to an intermediate baby signer, when your baby makes a request (e.g. milk) acknowledge the request and ask them to say please (while doing the sign). “I’ll get you milk, can you say please?” Even if your baby does not understand at first, they will learn to copy. Then reward them by fulfilling their request.

Please is great, even once children are older and are no longer actively signing. Use it as a secret code to gently remind our children to say please when we are with company, without causing them any embarrassment.

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

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3 Responses to “Please”

  1. Tesha K Lipsey

    My 2yr old son has a rare condition that causes problems with growth, craniofacial abnormalities and he has had surgery to help correct some things. He was on a feeding tube for some time due to his Jaw being so small and a cleft that still has not been repaired plus the surgery causing it to be hard to feed from breast and bottle. He still can not speak. He is not deaf but there is a high possibility in his future of becoming deaf. He is learning faster than I thought he would and is loving the ability to tell me what he needs and wants. I have not used ASL sense I was in grade school. Is there an easier way to teach my son, my 3 other girls and myself in a more productive way than random search online or expensive classes. This site has been so much help. So thank you babysignlanguage.com

    ADMIN – Hi Tesha,

    I encourage you to reach out to the social worker at your hospital. She may be able to point you to some free resources for families.

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  2. Sheryl Richardson

    Trying to learn a few signs so that I can speak with one of my nephew’s friends.

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  3. Mary Lannigan

    Hi came across this and going to learn with my 5mth old grandson, can you add a sign for tummy pain or some other kind of pain a small person isnt able to communicate with… found hurt but could do with a few more like sore head or earache. Hope you dont mind me asking… great site and cant wait to see how my grandson takes to it, he’s a cleft baby so hopefully sign will come in handy for us. x

    ADMIN – Hi Mary,

    Please refer to the sign for hurt.

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