Take Turns

Video: Take Turns in Baby Sign Language

Signing: To sign take turns your dominant hand forms the letter L with the thumb up and fingers stretched. You start the motion close to your chest and move your hand toward the other party and back to you as if in pointing whose turn it is.

Take Turns in Baby Sign Language
Figure: Take Turns in Baby Sign Language

Usage: We use take turns when introducing babies to advanced social skills such as sharing. It is important that parents wait long enough to make certain sharing does not trigger frustration.

Related Signs: 

Game, Friend.

2 Responses to “Take Turns”

  1. Luis and Raquel

    Please, we have searched for a sign which means: “take me (in your arms)”. We have searched in the dictionary word by word but we didn’t find any thing for similar use. Can you suggest us what word and sign to use for this? Thank you in advance.

    ADMIN – Hi Luis,

    I use the sign for pick me up which is basically your dominant hand with index pointed up traveling up from the center of your body to the height of your neck.

  2. Cassandra

    Hi! Just wondering if you have any figures/images that I can use in a visual to indicate “my turn” rather than “take turns”? Thanks!

    ADMIN – Hi Cassandra,

    I don’t; but customized images are available at cost. Feel free to email me at [email protected]


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