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) 🙂
‘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!
Sign/Symbol used with the kind permission of the © The Makaton Charity 2012
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