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P

P in Sign Language

Learn how to sign the letter P in ASL!

1. Although done in one smooth motion, this sign takes a few small steps to explain. First hold out your middle and pointer finger out and tuck in your ring and pinky finger.
2. Bend the middle finger down to rest on the tip of your thumb.
3. The wrist is also bent forward so that once all the fingers are in place the fingertips are pointing down towards the ground.

Teaching Tips:

  • How many words can you think of that start with the letter P? Say as many as you can and make the sign for P each time.
  • Offering a variety of alphabet activities for children really help teach the ABCs. Bend pipe cleaners into letters (such as the letter P!), glue them onto paper and have children trace the letter with their finger, then say and sign the letter they’ve made. This will offer tactile, visual, and auditory feedback for learning the letter!

Transcript:
This is the letter P. Have your pointer out, your thumb holding it up and this one down. P!

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