Baby Sign Language: Fingerspelling P, Q, R

Learning the sign language alphabet while learning the A-B-Cs is a great educational tool.Teach your baby the signs for the letters p, q, and r in baby sign language fingerspelling with the following descriptions and videos.

P

Hold the index and middle fingers straight down. Put the thumb between the index and middle fingers. Rest the other two fingers on the palm.

 

Q

Hold the thumb and index finger parallel and apart. Point the thumb and index finger down. Rest the other three fingers on the palm.

 

R

Cross the middle finger over the index finger. Point the index and middle fingers straight up. Rest the other fingers and thumb on the palm.

 

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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