Globe is signed exactly like Earth: form your non-dominant hand into a fist and hold it steady in front of you. Take your open, dominant number 5 hand, then grasp your non-dominant fist on either side with your thumb and middle finger. (This combined figure will remind you of toilet paper hanging on its wall-suspended roller.)
Pivot your dominant hand up and down as you keep your non-dominant fist steady, reminding you that the globe (meaning our Earth) rotates on its axis.
Teach your baby or toddler the globe sign when they see our blue planet on screen or in picture books, especially when we are celebrating Earth Day. Since globe also stands for other spherical objects, like a snow globe, you can teach them this sign again in the presence of such Christmas decor that provides endless fascination for little ones.
This is a useful flash card taught best in conjunction with land and water forms when pertaining to Mother Earth, or with popular Christmas symbols and decor. It is also useful to teach it in the context of world travel, especially if Mom or Dad needs to travel a lot and can be considered a globe trotter.
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