The Makaton signing that we use, will be well-known to many parents who have embarked on baby signing courses with their little ones and have enjoyed Mr Tumble from the CBeebies programme, “Something Special”.
This simple and effective method of signing also reflects the system used in many local special needs nurseries and schools, so the children are familiar and comfortable with it.
The signing provides a way for those children who have communication difficulties, to participate more fully with the Suzie Sings And Signs sessions.
It increases their confidence and takes away frustration, enabling them to connect with the songs and rhymes in an effective and meaningful way.
For children with learning difficulties the signing also helps to provide extra clues about the meanings of the words being spoken and sung.