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Makaton...

We are very proud that children and staff practise Makaton sign language in the Nursery every day and all of our staff are trained by our own Makaton tutor.

Signs are used during singing and story time sessions, as well as at mealtimes with signs such as ‘please’, ‘thank you’, ‘more’ and ‘wash hands’. Our babies can begin to use Makaton from about six to eight months. ‘More’, ‘milk’ and ‘sleep’ are usually their first signs. Children find signs easier to learn than spoken words, which is why babies use gestures before they can speak.

Signing while speaking has been shown to encourage the development of communication and language skills. Makaton can be a great help if a child has difficulties with understanding and speaking and is also especially beneficial for children who are late beginning to talk.

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