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Baby Sign Language: Fingerspelling J, K, L

Baby Sign Language: Fingerspelling J, K, L

Learning the sign language alphabet is a visual and tactile way to learn the A-B-Cs. Teach your baby the signs for the letters j, k, and l in baby sign language fingerspelling with the following descriptions and videos. Use your dominant hand to form the signs.

Baby sign language, baby sign, or baby signing is used by hearing parents with pre-verbal hearing children to improve communication. My baby signs are based on ASL (American Sign Language) signs. Baby signing is distinct from sign language.


Hold the pinky finger straight up. Rest the other fingers and thumb on the palm. Draw the letter J with the pinky.



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



Form the letter L with the thumb and index finger. Rest the other three fingers on the palm.


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.

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