To sign honey, use your dominant hand to form the ASL letters H then Y. The letter 'H' starts at the corner of your mouth, then as you move it a short distance away, it transforms into the letter 'Y', bookending the sign honey with its first and last letters.
Honey is an easy favorite among young children, but parents, take note: honey is dangerous to children below 12 months (or 1 year of age) due to the high risk of infant botulism. So, it's best to wait till after your baby's first birthday to give them honey. That, and consult your pediatrician. Once you are given the green light, you can give your toddler some honey and teach them the sign. When honey is no longer dangerous for your child, it has a lot of health benefits along with its delicious taste, which makes it a household favorite for many.
When it is safe to serve your toddler, teach this flash card along with other favorite snack signs and desserts. Also remember to teach your child how honey is made, as it can be delightful for your kids to also learn about how important bees and flowers are in their production.
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