To sign quiet, bring your index finger to your lips (that is, the universal shhh sign).
Note: This is an abbreviated version of the full ASL sign for quiet. The full version is a two-part sign, where you cross your flat, open hands and then release them for the second part of the sign.
Quiet is a really useful sign for older babies. It is great to be able to get even older kids to pipe down when you are perhaps in a library without needing to yell across the room. Project calm when signing quiet.
You may end up using this sign for a very long time. Use it at church or other social settings like restaurants. This is also a great sign when another baby is taking a nap.
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Is there a baby sign for “calm”? I use a combination of the “quiet” sign and a deep breath but I wasn’t sure if there was an official one. Thank you so much!
ADMIN – Hi Emily,
Have you considered combining the signs for peace & quiet.
Hey; I can’t seem to find peace in the catalogue, can you point me into the right direction?
Hi Nick, “Peace” is actually a combination sign of “become” and “quiet”. Start with “become”: hold both open, flat palms together in front of your body in a crisscrossed manner so that the fingers of one hand are pointed at an angle away from the fingers of the other hand. Then flip both hands and slide them against each other in opposite directions, so that the back of one hand is now facing you/inward, and the other back of the hand is facing outward. Imagine the hands trading places. Then sign “quiet”. You can see the fast sign here.
How do I sign “I know”? Thanks
ADMIN – Hi Fay,
First point to self on the chest using the index finger of your dominant hand, then With your fingers together and dominant hand straight as if you are going to do a military salute touch your cheek.
What is the difference between the signs “quiet” and “don’t”
ADMIN – Hi Sara,
The signs for quiet and don’t are not even similar. For quiet you bring the index of your dominant hand close to your mouth, for don’t you cross your arms as in making X in front of you.
Hi! if I want my son to have spanish as a primary language, Can I teach him with your program and do the signs but pronouncing the words in spanish?
ADMIN – Hi Karina,
Yes, you can use the signs with any language. If he is going to be bilingual, you can also use the signs as a bridge between the two languages – using the same sign whether you say the sign in English or Spanish.