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.
As we get closer to more children returning to Cart Mill, let’s practice some signs focused around playtime:
I hope you guys are having some fun with these signs.
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?
This week I would like to share more signs with you, so for all of this week, there will be a sign language blog everyday 🙂
Some of my favourite times as a child was spending time with my pet rabbit and my gran’s dog.
My son loves spotting animals when he is outside and is now making the sign for dogs, which is very exciting for us. With this in mind, I have made some videos with the different signs used for pets.
I hope you are enjoying these. The blogs for the rest of the week will cover zoo animals, manners and playtime, however if you have any requests for signs you wish to learn please just let me know in the comments 🙂
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.”
I hope you are all well and coping with being indoors. I know it can be tough but I am very much looking at the positives of getting to spend more time with my son. My little boy, Arlo, is deaf and has developmental delays, so we are using this time to brush up on our BSL skills. We are only beginners ourselves but I thought this would be a good opportunity to share some basic signs with you.
Sign language is vitally important and it makes such a huge difference to the deaf community when people know just a couple of basic signs to help deaf children and adults feel included.
I would be happy to make more videos if people are interested.
Anyway, to keep things simple, I thought we would start with “good morning”, “good night”, “please”, “thank you” and for a bit of fun, I have signed “Sing a Rainbow” as well.
Please / Thank you – It is the same sign for both please and thank you but the lip pattern (simply saying the words) is different
♬ Sing a Rainbow ♬
I hope you enjoy, please stay safe and I am looking forward to seeing you all soon