To sign can, hold both fists up then move them forward, at the same time nodding your head and giving your toddler a look of encouragement. It is as if your hands are propelling them forward in whatever task they are trying to achieve.
Teach your baby or toddler the can sign in the context of teaching them a new motor or verbal skill, especially if they express uncertainty, frustration, or discouragement at their present inability. Of course, it is best to research on what developmental experts say when it comes to a baby's or child's normal developmental stages. We want to guide our kids in developing their natural skills when it is the proper time.
This is a useful flash card taught best in conjunction with activities wherein you are encouraging your toddler to develop a new motor or verbal skill. Remember to always compliment your baby or toddler for a job well done!
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