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.
Adding some facial expressions when you are signing can help to convey your message.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post.
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?
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 🙂
I hope you are all well and staying safe. I am missing you all.
For my blog, I thought I would do some more signs for you. This week we will look at signs used around mealtimes. As he loves his food, these were the first signs my wee boy was able to understand and sign back. We were delighted to see him make the connection between the sign and what it represents.
The below books are handy to have if you are new to signing Makaton or BSL
“All children naturally communicate with gestures, even before they develop the ability to speak. By teaching simple sign language to children from as young as seven months, we can help them to convey their emotions and their needs, as well as giving them a valuable head start in their social and intellectual development.”