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Kid's ASL sign for: turtle

Definition: an animal which lives in or near water and has a thick hard shell covering its body into which it can move its head and legs for protection.

Phonological acquisition: this video shows the child Juli's natural phonological process of the ASL word 'turtle'.

The middle part of this video shows how a child acquires ASL words through rhyme activities, including a wonderful book/DVD, "Have You Ever Seen...?: An ASL Handshape" by Adonia K. Smith and E. Lynn Jacobowitz. In this clip, the child learned how to pronounce the ASL word 'turtle' through the ASL handshape rhyme.