Baby Sign Language: Cat, Kitty

Young children love to talk about animals. Teach your baby the sign for the words cat and kitty in baby sign language with the following description and video. The sign is the same for both English words.

Cat, Kitty

Form the hand into the letter F of the fingerspelling alphabet. Mimic stroking the whiskers on a cat’s face using the thumb and index finger of the F.

 

References

Beyer, Monica. 2006. Baby talk: A guide to using basic sign language to communicate with your baby. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin.

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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