Makaton Monday ~ BIG

Despite the simplicity of this sign, its a very new addition to Bruiser’s signabulory. He has started using it recently when reading his new favorite book, ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’.

Bruiser has always loved this book, his brother has read it to him many times, he reads it at nursery and we borrow it from the library on many occasions. However, last week, he spent some quality time with his appointed inclusion therapist (who just so happens to be my Makaton tutor) in his nursery setting. He came home that afternoon able to sign pretty much the whole story!!

That was me playing catch up again. Thankfully I got to pick my tutors brains on friday and clarify what the signs were to make sure I was using them correctly with him.

Thats the first book we can both ‘sign’ together πŸ™‚





Bruiser signing 'beeg' (big)

Bruiser signing ‘beeg’ (big)
(‘we’re going to catch a big one’)


Sign/Symbol used with the kind permission of theΒ Β© The Makaton Charity 2012

For any help or advice in respect of Makaton, please contact theΒ Makaton CharityΒ directly.



7 thoughts on “Makaton Monday ~ BIG

  1. niccilouise says:

    How lovely! It always suprises me how quickly the kids pick up signs if they are connected to stories, or songs.. It is always quicker than me! It is such a coincidence that your teacher also teaches you son. It must be so helpful that way.


    • Mummy Wife Woman says:

      Its incredibly helpful that she works with Ryan too. Its only a recent referral too so she has lots more sessions with him to come. She thinks hes an amazing little signer πŸ™‚
      i took part in sign-to-sing last year and it was the first time id ever signed anything and ill definitely say it is so much easier to learn sign with song or stories! x


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