Makaton Monday ~ Bus

We went on a Bus ride. We went to catch a big one. It was a beautiful day. Bruiser wasnt scared! Quite the opposite actually because we were going to buy a new scooter and he was literally bouncing of the sides of the bus with excitement!!

What is it about Buses and toddlers? Bruiser loves them! I wonder if it’s the novelty factor… I can count on one hand the number of times Bruiser’s actually been on one. We usually walk everywhere or go in the car if its further afield.

I told Bruiser we wanted to catch the no.22 bus and he was off looking for it. He didn’t stop signing ‘Bus’ pretty much all the time we were out! But he was heartbroken though when we returned home and he realised that our adventure had finished. Best not leave it too long for the next one because even now when he sees the no.22 bus go by he signs and says ‘my bsss’ (my bus) ๐Ÿ™‚

‘Bus’ is a sign Bruiser has used since we started using Makaton. The simplicity of it makes it easy for little ones to grasp. Despite the sign being not that dissimilar to the sign for ‘Car’ he knows the difference and has no problem interpreting the sign when we use it. Bruiser can take it further as he can sign ‘double decker bus’ and will even throw in the colour too!





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Sign/Symbol used with the kind permission of theย ยฉ The Makaton Charity 2012

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8 thoughts on “Makaton Monday ~ Bus

  1. redpeffer says:

    What’s not to love about buses?! Having said that my son doesn’t like riding on them-cried his eyes out and told anyone who’d listen that he ‘don’t like it’!! Prefers to watch I think. That was a pleasant journey….
    Makaton is just the best communication tool-I’d love to see it taught to every child.


    • Mummy Wife Woman says:

      I absolutely agree, it should be. Bruiser has come on so much at nursery since his inclusion worker did a Makaton taster session with all the children there. They can now at a basic level communicate with him and he now loves going because of that.
      I couldn’t imagine going somewhere every day and not been able to communicate because no one else could communicate with me! There’s no wonder he hated it.


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