Category Archives: Makaton

Makaton Mania

We are learning some songs using Makaton.

Makaton  can help people who have limited speech or whose speech is unclear and can help all children communicate.

It is used to support spoken language. The signs are used alongside speech in the same order as the spoken word.

We are singing and signing “Five little ducks “.

We are also learning to sign our names during “Hello everyone”.

“I can sign my name”    “it’s fun to sign”

We are having fun learning to sign!

Learning sign language

As we have been learning some basic signs in the toddler room we use daily to help us communicate, the children have been enjoying practicing them! Today we learned some new signs like “sleep”, “snack” “thank you” etc. Here are some of our clever children trying them out.

“Thank you”

this is a tricky one to illustrate, so the girls done a motion each 🙂



“Well done”

We will practice different signs this week, so stay tuned 🙂 thank you to all our clever helpers!

BSL/sign with Fiona – Manners

Hi everyone,

Some of today’s signs I have touched on before but its always good to recap and see if you can remember them. 🙂

Today’s signs are focus on manners.


Thank You



Well Done


Adding some facial expressions when you are signing can help to convey your message.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post.




BSL/Sign with Fiona – Zoo Animals

Hi everyone,

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all go to the zoo! Hopefully, we can soon but here are some zoo animal signs to practice before seeing the animals again.













A good way to remember and practise your signing is to incorporate them into songs and stories. Can you think of any songs with these animals or have any favourite storybooks where these animals pop up?




Sign/BSL with Fiona – Family

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well. I have been lucky enough to spot some of you out and about enjoying some time with your family, which has been lovely to see. So this week I have decided to show you how to” sign” some of your family members.

Signing doesn’t have to be limited to children with a hearing loss, it is also a great way for babies to start communicating and help reduce frustrations. Your child will understand the signs you are making quite quickly but it will normally take much longer for them to perform them. Their signs might differ from yours until they are able to perfect the hand gesture but this is perfectly okay as it should still be obvious what they wish to communicate to you.

Next week I intend on doing some animal signs but if anyone has any other signs they would like to learn, please just let me know in the comments 🙂