Before we get onto the business of proper blogging, we just wanted to flag up a little series of signing videos that we’ve been posting since January 2016 on our YouTube channel: SingingHandsUK
As we’ve said on our website, signing is a “use it or lose it” skill so we want to help you utilise your signs daily so that you don’t forget all those fantastic signs you have learned. We hope that by building up the number of videos on our channel, along with our DVD resources, we can help you brush up those skills each week and become a confident and fluent Makaton sign user.
Every Monday, we add a short signed clip to our channel with the hashtag #MakatonMonday. We always share these clips to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram followers, but if you are not on any of these social media channels, you can find them directly on our YouTube channel. In fact, better still – subscribe to the YouTube channel and you’ll never miss out on any new clips that we post on any of our playlists.
How Are You? #MakatonMonday 2016 #3
The idea behind #MakatonMonday is to encourage everyone to take a small step towards learning how to sign – even one sign is better than nothing. But the more you learn, the better. The signs on the channel will include concepts for play, food, time, colours, transport, animals plus seasonal signs to help you learn relevant concepts throughout the year. So join us every week to learn something new or practise those signs you already know. On week #3, we uploaded “How are you?” – why not have a go at greeting people this way from now onwards!
It’s also worth checking out wetalkmakaton.org as the Makaton Charity have also recently started up their own sign of the week with the hashtag #wetalkmakaton so you have plenty of reasons to get signing at the start of the week with your family and friends.
The Makaton Charity #wetalkmakaton – MILK
Happy signing everyone 🙂