In a message dated 10/3/2005 12:37:58 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, a mother
I found your website and have been using it as a reference to teach my
infant daughter sign language. So far it's been a success! However, I cannot
find a reference on how to sign the word "tickle". I have not been
able to find it on your site or on other internet sites. Can you please
help? My daughter loves to be tickled and I want to show her how to ask me
to tickle her. She only knows to sign "more" after I already tickle her.
Thank you so much for your time! Any help or suggestion would be much
There is no widely established sign for "tickle." You will
see a few "made up" signs in various baby sign "dictionaries."
Two signs I'd be willing to support are:
Holding both hands out in front of you and wiggling your curved
fingers as if tickling someone's ribs while smiling mischievously.
Bending and unbending an index finger near the armpit.
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