Duck Sign

Animated Video of Sign Language Movement for Duck Bring hand to mouth touching thumb to fingertips. Open and close hand several times illustrating a duck bill.

Suggestions

Use this sign to label a duck. Make duck sounds to add interest. Use sign while child bathes with his/her rubber duckie.

Other Signs

Barn : Pointing out buildings at the farm.
Bear : Use this sign to label childs favorite teddy bear. Make the sounds of a bear while signing to add interest.
Bird : When childs sees a bird; While taking walks outside and child hears bird (May pair the two signs "hear" and "bird"); While reading picture books. (Remember to pair animal sound with gesture.)
Butterfly : When child sees a butterfly while taking walks; While reading picture books together.
Cat : Use this sign when referring to family pet. Make cat sounds while signing to add interest. You may want to teach child the sign for "gentle touch" in order to keep them from being too rough with small animals.
Chicken : When eating or talking about a chicken
Cow : At the farm or learning about cows
Dog : When child sees a dog; While taking a walk and child hears a dog barking; While reading picture books together. This may be a difficult sign for children. You may find it helpful to make up your own sign signifying a dog tail wagging or tongue panting. (Remember to pair animal sound with gesture in order to add interest.)
Donkey : While learning about a donkey or at a farm or zoo
Duck : Use this sign to label a duck. Make duck sounds to add interest. Use sign while child bathes with his/her rubber duckie.
Egg : To want, cook or eat eggs
Elephant : When child sees an elephant at the zoo or while reading a picture book together. (Remember to pair animal sounds with gestures.)
Farm : To tell the child that you are going to the farm or the child tells you that they want to go to the farm
Fish : Use this sign when child sees a fish in a fish tank or aquarium or while reading picture books. Make the "fishy face" while signing to add interest.
Giraffe : When introcing child to zoo animals.
Goose : At the farm or zoo or also learning about a goose
Horse : When introducing farm animals and animal sounds. To add interest, remember to pair the animal sound with the sign. Have fun! Animal signs are some of the first signs your child will attempt.
Mosquito : This is a helpful sign to learn for climates that are affected by mosquitos. Use this sign when you notice mosquitos and want your child to come inside. Once a child learns this sign, it is particularly effective because your child will be able to tell you when bit and you are able to respond quickly.
Mouse : If they see a mouse they might sign it
Pig : If the child wants to see a pig or learn about a pig
Rabbit : If the child wants to hold or play with a rabbit
Rooster : If you are at the farm or learning about roosters
Sheep : If you were at a farm or zoo
Turkey : At the farm or at the zoo