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To sign sorry, make your hand into a fist and rub it in a circular motion across your chest. It is like you are rubbing around your heart because you are truly sorry.

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Sorry is a great sign to teach slightly older babies. It gives you a very gentle way to correct the baby and a nice ritual for them to earn forgiveness.

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Manners matter. Social skills are best learned by imitation. Even if your baby does not fully comprehend the concept of sorry, use the sign often and in context.

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2 Responses to “Sorry”

  1. Alicia

    Is there a way to help my daughter distinguish between “sorry” and “please”? She’s only 10 months and even though she doesn’t do “please” correctly, (baby sign language babble- she swipes her chest, sometimes with both hands simultaneously) when I did the “sorry” sign she just looked confused and replied with “please”.
    Thanks so much for your website, such a great tool for us and has helped my daughter be less frustrated when trying to communicate as well as helping with learning 2 languages at once .

    ADMIN – Hi Alicia,

    You could exaggerate the gesture or incorporate facial expression.

    Reply
  2. Amber Matthews

    It is awesome that you have videos available to teach the signs. Sometimes I just can’t get it straight from the pictures and descriptions. Very smart, very helpful, thank you so much!

    Reply

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