Makaton Monday ~ To Win

‘Me win’

‘No, me win!’


What is it about winning and going first that children love and why do they suddenly one day decide that everything in life is a competition? Is it a stage of development?

Bruiser is just going through this phase. The constant competition with Wriggler over going up stairs, getting dressed, going out of the front door, walking into a shop, eating breakfast, pretty much everything, yes its fun I suppose initially but it always ends in tears because Bruiser wont accept anything less than winning.

This is a very new sign that we have introduced to Bruisers signabulory. It seemed appropriate to introduce it given the recent competitiveness with his brother. Turned out though he already knew it! Nothing new there then 🙂 Yes his key worker had introduced it to him when they were preparing him for sports day at nursery. So that will be what the arm in the air waving it around was all about on the day then.


To Win




Bruiser signing ‘TO WIN’


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

For any help or advice in respect of Makaton, please contact the Makaton Charity directly.





Post Comment Love

5 thoughts on “Makaton Monday ~ To Win

    • Mummy Wife Woman says:

      Thank you for your lovely comment. We use Makaton with Bruiser, its his first language. I dont know what we would have done without it! Although he is starting to communicate verbally now which is great. x


  1. Sarah says:

    wow what a lovely resource thank you for the images of Makaton signs I have been asked what the Sign for ‘Uncle’ is. I don’t know could you point me in the right direction. I’m a very+++ imprecise signer due to a disability and it really helps me to demonstrate if I have an illustration.

    No worries if you can’t help. again Thank you I have really enjoyed your posts.



Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I read & respond to them all... eventually.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s