Hi there, I am learning signalong, the first basic modules however we have not covered these two particular signs which i need to know for use with a little boy in our nursery setting. They are the signs for 'share' and 'snow'. Can anyone help?
Hi Jayne, As taken from the Xmas book the sign for snow/snowball is 'working cupped hand (palm down, pointing forward) supporting cupped hand (palm up, pointing forward//in)beneath; palms come together, separate and change places coming together again.' Think making a snowball! I have always used the sign for 'snowing' though which is 'open hands (palms down, pointing forward) move slowly down together in gentle undulating movement.' Think gentel waves going downwards. 'Share' is one I have picked up from someone - but can't find it in my books so apologies if this is wrong or badly explained. I think it is making a cross on your supporting hand with flat working hand, not sure which way round though. So, supporting hand palm up, pointing down and working hand starts palm back, pointing in, then turns to palm in, pointing forward. As I said, sorry if this isn't correct.
Well done re snow, Jo. This one depends on the context - if it's snow that's fallen, use the snowball sign and the gently undulating sign for "snowing".
"Share" is in Phase 4 of the Basic Vocabulary; you weren't far off - working bent hand, palm in pointing forward) moves down to supporting flat hand , palm up pointing in, then springs up changing to flat hand (palm in pointing forward and moves down to rest on supporting palm.
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