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Young is signed by taking both open and slightly bent hands and touching your finger tips to your shoulders as you brush your hands up the sides of your chest a couple times.

Young is signed upwards, in the opposite direction as clothes, which is signed downwards, so just make sure you don't get the two signs confused.

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Signs like young and new are most clearly explained to your baby by contrasting two opposite things, such as a young student versus an old teacher. It usually takes exposure to old and young in a few different contexts for children to start to generalize the meaning of the word.

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Teach your toddler the old sign in conjunction with the sign for young. You can talk about some old persons or animals, and contrast them with their younger versions.

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