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Baby Sign Language: Chicken

Teach your baby the signs for the word chicken in baby sign language with the following description and video. You may use any of the signs for chicken depending on your personal preference.

Chicken

Hold an open hand with the palm facing up in front of the body. Form the other hand into a bent V. Rub the fingertips of the bent V twice over the palm of the open hand. The sign mimics a chicken pecking at the ground.

 

Hold a flat hand with the palm facing up in front of the body. Form the hand into the signed letter L. Start with the back of the L hand touching the nose. Move the L to the palm of the flat hand while closing the thumb and index finger.

 

Hold a flat hand with the palm facing up in front of the body. Form the hand into the signed letter L. Start with the back of the L hand touching the nose. Move the L to the palm of the flat hand while closing the thumb and index finger. Tap the closed L onto the palm a second time.

 

Form the hand into the signed letter G. Wave the G forward and back in front of the cheek twice.

 

References

Acredolo, Linda & Susan Goodwyn. 2009. Baby signs: How to talk with your baby before your baby can talk, 3rd edn. New York: McGraw Hill.
ASL Pro: http://www.aslpro.com/cgi-bin/aslpro/aslpro.cgi
Beyer, Monica. 2006. Baby talk: A guide to using basic sign language to communicate with your baby. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin.
Signing Savvy: http://www.signingsavvy.com/

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