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!
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.
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 🙂