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.

A

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

 

B

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

 

C

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

 

References

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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