M in Sign Language
Learn how to sign the letter M – the ABC’s are an essential foundation when teaching children to sign!
1. Tuck your thumb between your pinky and ring finger. Curl the rest of your fingers down into the palm.
2. The knuckles on your pointer, middle, and ring finger look like the humps on the letter M when it is written. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.
- When teaching the letter signs, pair them with the sound(s) the letter makes. So, for M, you can demonstrate the sign and say “M says mmm” Make sure you are not adding in extra sounds, for instance, m does not say “muh”! It says “mmm”.
- Games to learn how to read often start with the alphabet. Get a set of alphabet magnets representing both upper and lower case letters. Play a matching game where children must pair the upper and lower case letters together. Use a cookie sheet so the magnets stick. Practice the sign for each letter as you go.
This is how you sign M. Three fingers over your thumb. M! Download the Flashcard (click on the image. Print in color or black-and-white and adjust the print size according to your needs.)