Let's talk Makaton!
We are very excited to let you know that we will be learning and teaching the children Makaton, starting on the 17th April.
What is Makaton?
Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. It supports the development of essential communication skills such as attention and listening, comprehension, memory, recall and organisation of language and expression. Being able to communicate is one of the most important skills we need in life. Almost everything we do involves communication; everyday tasks such as learning at school, asking for food and drink, sorting out problems, making friends and having fun. These all rely on our ability to communicate with each other. With Makaton, signs are used, with speech, in spoken word order. This helps provide extra clues about what someone is saying. Using signs can help people who have no speech or whose speech is unclear. Using symbols can help people who have limited speech and those who cannot, or prefer not to sign. Makaton Signing for Babies and Families is designed to encourage the development of communication and language skills in babies and toddlers. It is a fun and interactive way to help babies to communicate.
We will be learning and teaching 2 signs a week.
I hope you will join in with us and will enjoy our new way of communication. Let's talk Makaton!!
Signs of the week from w/c 17th April