SIGN LANGUAGE

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The manual alphabet, numbers 1-10, and I love you.

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Available on the recording Kindersongs.

HELLO, HOW ARE YOU? to the melody of "Skip to My Lou," adapted by Rachel Sumner

Hello, how are you?
Hello, how are you?
Hello, how are you?
How are you friend?

Use the hand you write with!
The directions below are for right-handed individuals; reverse them for left-handed people.

hello
Start with the right hand in the B hand shape, palm forward and fingers pointing up. Bring the hand outward to the right with a deliberate movement.

How are you?
Hold your right hand up with the middle finger forward and other fingers extended, touch your chest bone with your fingertip. Then, pull your fingertip up the chest bone. (Raise your eyebrows when you ask a question.)

 
Make the X hand shape with both of your hands. Hook the right index finger over the left which is palm-up and repeat in reverse.


Avail
able on the CD Rachel's Fun Time Too!
FRIENDS
by Rachel Sumner
Copyright 1991. All rights reserved.

Friends, good friends, you and I.
Friends, good friends you and I.
I may go far away
But you and I will always stay. (Repeat first part.)

friends
See the image above.




Bring the finger tips of your right hand to your chin, then bring your hand down so that the back of the right hand rests in the palm of your left hand.

you
Point to someone or everyone with your index finger.

and
Place your right hand in front of you, fingers spread apart (palm facing you); as you move your hand across your body, close your fingers together.

may
This is the sign for can. Make a fist with both of your hands with the thumb in the S hand position, move your hands downward in a firm manner (palms down).

go
Make the finger shape of the number 1 and move both hands forward (one behind the other).

far away
Both hands in the A hand position, thumbs up, knuckles touching; move the right A hand forward.
Coming soon! View video footage demonstrating the sign language for the words "far away."

but
Cross your index fingers, palms facing out, draw them apart.

will
Raise your right arm (with your palm facing your cheek) and move your arm forward.

always
Palm-up, point forward with your index finder, and circle clockwise.

stay
This is the sign for continue. Both hands make a fist (with thumb in A hand position); place the thumb of the right hand on the thumbnail of the left hand, and move both hands forward.


WHAT'LL WE DO? 
by Carol Ponder
Copyright 1996. All Rights Reserved. Used by permission.

What'll we do? (echo) What'll we do? (echo)
We're gonna have some fun. (echo) We're gonna have some fun. (echo)
Follow directions. (echo) Follow directions (echo)
Respect each other. (echo) Respect each other. (echo)
We're gonna listen. (echo) We're gonna listen. (echo)

What'll we do?
The sign is made by making the letter D on both hands, turn both palms so that they are facing up toward the ceiling, then move the index finger forward and back a number of times.

Have some fun
Raise both hands over your head with palms facing out and fingers spread, then shake your hands. This sign is not a literal translation for the words "have some fun." It is actually a way to applaud or say "hurray." I decided to use this sign because it gets the concept across, looks fun and can be used in the concert or classroom to applaud. You may wish to use the sign for the word fun.

Follow
Make the letter A with both hands, turn your wrists so that your thumbs are facing the ceiling, then place one hand behind the other and move both hands forward (one following the other).

Directions
Make the letter F with both hands, turn your F hands so they face each other and are parallel to the floor, then move your hands forward and back a few times.

Respect
Place your R hand at your forehead with your palm facing down, then move it away from your head like a salute.

Each other
With the hand of one palm facing the ceiling, move your hand across the front of your body.

We're gonna listen
Make an extended letter C (stretch the C out so that it is taller) and place it up to your head around your ear.


FRIENDS, ONE, TWO, THREE
Words and music by John Taylor (The Kinderman)
Copyright©1986, 1992 by Kinderland Publishing.
All Rights Reserved. Used by permission.

Friends, friends, one, two, three,
All my friends are here with me.
You're my friend, you're my friend,
You're my friend, and you're my friend.
Friends, friends, one, two, three,
All my friends are here with me.

friends
see the description above

one, two, three
See your hand out.

all
(use sign for plural you) point to everyone in the room from left to right.

here
open both palms facing up with fingers (together) pointing forward, shake in and out.

with
letter A hands together, palm to palm.

me
Point to yourself with your index finger.

You're
point to someone in the room.

my
open palm touches your chest.

Copyright Rachel Sumner

The images above are available for educational purposes only. They are not to be distributed for any other purpose without permission from the copyright owner.

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