Baby Sign Language: ASL Numbers Eleven (11) to Fifteen (15)

Learning to count is a fun activity for young children. Teach your baby the signs for the numbers eleven (11), twelve (12), thirteen (13), fourteen (14), and fifteen (15) in baby sign language with the following descriptions, pictures, and videos.

Eleven (11)

Orient the hand towards the body. Form the hand into a fist. Lift and point the index finger straight up. Lower the index finger. Then lift and point the index finger straight up again.

 
ASL Eleven Position 2
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Twelve (12)

Orient the hand towards the body. Form the hand into a fist. Lift and point the index and middle fingers straight up. Lower the index and middle fingers. Then lift and point the index and middle fingers straight up again.

 
ASL Twelve Position 2
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Thirteen (13)

Orient the hand towards the body. Form the hand into the signed letter H with the thumb held out and the index and middle fingers pointed straight and held together. Lower the fingers down to touch the thumb. Then raise the fingers up again. Finally lower the fingers down to touch the thumb again.

 
ASL Thirteen Position 2
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Fourteen (14)

Form the hand into the signed letter B with the four fingers pointed straight up and held together. Fold the thumb onto the palm of the hand. Fold the fingers down. Then raise the fingers straight. Then fold the fingers down again.

 
ASL Fourteen Position 2
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Fifteen (15)

Form the hand with the four fingers pointed straight up and held together and with the thumb held out into the shape of an L. Fold the fingers and thumb in halfway to the palm into the shape of a C. Then open the hand into the L again. Then fold the fingers and thumb in halfway to the palm into the C again.

 
ASL Fifteen Position 2
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References

Chafin, Suzie, Johnston Bell Grindstaff, & Anne E. Pidano. 2009. Knack baby sign language: A step-by-step guide to communicating with your little one. Guilford, CT: Knack.

Image Credits

“ASL Numbers” by Linguistics Girl: The Linguistic Librarian (Heather Marie Kosur) under © All Rights Reserved (Used with permission)

Heather Johnson

Heather Johnson is a mother, wife, writer, librarian, and linguist. She earned a BA in English studies with a minor in creative writing from Illinois State University in May 2007, an MS in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2009, and an MS in English studies with an emphasis in linguistics at Illinois State University in December 2011.

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