Baby Sign Language: Fingerspelling S, T, U

Young children will enjoy learning the sign language alphabet while learning the A-B-Cs. Teach your baby the signs for the letters s, t, and u in baby sign language fingerspelling with the following descriptions and videos.

S

Form a fist with the thumb resting over the index finger.

 

T

Form a first with the thumb sticking up between the index and middle fingers.

 

U

Hold the index and middle fingers together and pointing 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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