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Baby Sign Language: Fingerspelling V, W, X

Baby Sign Language: Fingerspelling V, W, X

Learning the sign language alphabet is also a great way to learn the A-B-Cs. Teach your baby the signs for the letters v, w, and x 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.

V

Hold the index and middle fingers apart and pointing up. Rest the other fingers and thumb on the palm.

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W

Hold the index, middle, and ring fingers apart and pointing up. Rest the pinky and thumb on the palm.

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X

Form the hand except the index finger into a fist. Bend the index finger at the knuckle.

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.

Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cats. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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