Let's talk Makaton!

Makaton is embedded into our routines at The Barn and is beneficial to all children in developing social interaction and building listening and attention skills. 

We have a list of 10 everyday signs that we would like parents to practise with their children, ready for the start of term.  (click to open)

Stop!

Look

Listen

Toilet

Wash hands

Drink

Eat

Tissue

It's time to...

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When signing, do remember to:

  • Always say the words at the same time as signing

  • Make signing fun and use facial expressions

  • And don't worry about whether you are doing it right!