Ready is signed by forming both your hands into the American Sign Language letter 'R'. Next, hold both 'R' hands in front of your body, then make a motion to swing them apart, as if gesturing that you have opened a two-panel door and stepped out into the limelight.
Another sign for ready is to take both 'R' hands, slanted and parallel to each other, from your non-dominant side to the dominant side of your body. This second sign for ready is also the sign for to go.
Ready can be taught to your baby or toddler to show excitement or eagerness to step outside, play a game, or do some parent-child bonding activity together. It is an abstract concept that can be applied to a whole slew of events, so be sparing when teaching it to your baby, and be patient when teaching it to your toddler.
Use the ready flash card enthusiastically and contextually when getting ready to go out or when engaged in simple games.
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