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No More Monkeys!

For me, this is the most fun song to sign. It took some practice, but I have it down. Stella is able to do the following signs:

  • Bed: Hands together under your head like a pillow
  • Hurt [head]: Index fingers point at each other next to the forehead; twist slightly
  • Monkey: Paw at your shoulders twice

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“Stellar” Rendition of Twinkle Little Star

The *signing* is not exactly pitch perfect, but the *signing* is pretty good! The sign for “star” is made by rubbing the sides of your index fingers together. The “Like a diamond in the sky” part (loosely translated by Stella as “Like a da-do-da-da-da”) is signed by using your right hand to make the letter “d” and tapping it on your left ring finger as you raise it toward the sky. When she is in the stroller, you can see her attempt this sign—she even gets the right finger! Stella learned how to sign this song from the SignShine app.

I wake up to this song belting through the baby monitor about every other day. 🙂