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Teach Your Child Baby Sign Language

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R in Sign Language

Learn how to sign the letter R.

1. Bring one hand up in front of you. Cross your pointer and middle fingers and fold the rest of your fingers down to your palm. This is the letter R.

Teaching Tips:

  • Give your child a safe item to use as a pointer. A child friendly chopstick or a feather, for example. Read a book together and let him use his magic pointer to point out each time R appears in the text. Sign R too!
  • Reading games for Kindergarten often first focus on learning letter sounds.Try it with R. Point to a word that begins with R and have your child provide the sound (rrrr) and sign R. Then you complete the rest of the word.

This is the letter R. Cross your fingers and it makes an R. R!

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