To do the sign for basket, have your open, curved hands touching with palms facing up, then move your hands out and up, as if outlining a basket.
The sign for basket can sometimes be confused for bowl, but the difference is in the size when you are moving your hands apart, before turning them up. For basket, the distance is bigger and the motion is flatter, as if to sign the sides of the basket. For bowl, the hands move a shorter distance apart, and the upward motion is more curved.
You can use the sign for basket in the context of play, make believe, or running errands. This sign is a favorite among little girls who love using baskets carrying treasures and trinkets.
Use the sign for basket in the context of play or make believe at home or in the garden, or when running errands. Your baby can use her basket to pick up arts and crafts when you're both done with an activity, or when picking flowers or fruits in the garden.
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