Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order. With Makaton, children and adults can communicate straight away using signs and symbols. Many people then drop the signs or symbols naturally at their own pace, as they develop speech.
An introduction to Makaton signs
Every week we learn a few new Makaton signs which are displayed on our notice board in the Hall. Please refer to and download this comprehensive list of Makaton signs so you can practise with your child at home.
Sign of the week
Learn a new sign every week with wetalkmakaton.
CBeebies Grown-ups discusses the benefits of Makaton for your child.