Baby Sign Language: Fingerspelling A, B, C

Learning the sign language alphabet is great way to start teaching your baby the letters of written English. Teach your baby the signs for the letters a, b, and c in baby sign language fingerspelling with the following descriptions and videos.


Form the hand into a fist with the thumb resting on the index fingers and the fingers facing forward.



Hold the hand with the palm forward. Rest the thumb on the palm of the hand.



Form the fingers and thumb into the shape of the letter C.



Porpora, Tracey. 2011. The complete guide to baby sign language: 101 trips and tricks every parent needs to know. Ocala, FL: Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc.

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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