Baby Sign Language: Fingerspelling Y and Z

Learning the sign language alphabet is a great tactile tool for teaching your child the A-B-Cs. Teach your baby the signs for the letters y and z in baby sign language fingerspelling with the following descriptions and videos.

Y

Fold the index, middle, and ring fingers onto the palm. Hold the pinky and thumb straight out.

 

Z

Draw the letter Z with the index finger.

 

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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