Makaton Monday ~ To Eat

Makaton Monday with a twist this week; it is especially for a little boy who loves and enjoys to look at the pictures, signs and symbols that I share on my blog (thank you to The Makaton Charity). Please join me and Bruiser in saying a big Hello to Makoto.

Bruiser saying Hello Makoto

Bruiser signing and saying Hello Makoto

‘Hello’ is one of the first of signs we taught Bruiser. I wonder if Makoto can sign ‘Hello’?

Makoto lives in Japan with his Mum Dad and Sister. His parents run a non profit organisation called the ‘Wai-Wai Kids Club’. It is especially for children with Autism, Down-Syndrome and other intellectual disabilities. The Wai-Wai Kids Club Npo also support, UNICEF -Japan, World Vision -Japan, Save The Children -Japan, WWF -Japan and the Care House for Orphans in Yokohama SeaCoast Church. You can support and follow them on twitter at @kankanonmai

Hello to all of Makoto’s friends and the all the staff there.

Makoto has Down-Syndrome and with his friends, he loves to learn Makaton. He can do some signs; Mom, Dad, You and Me. Ive seen a lovely photo of him signing ‘You’ on twitter. His parents tell me that Makoto’s most favorite Makaton symbol to use is ‘To Eat’ together with ‘Dinner’ and he likes to put it on the board. I wonder what Makoto’s favorite food is? Bruiser likes to eat chicken nuggets and fries from McDonalds!

Given that one of Makoto’s favorite symbols is ‘To Eat’ I thought I would share the sign for it today. Bruiser likes to sign ‘To Eat’ too and uses it a lot with the sign for Chocolate and Ice Cream.


Ryan has started using this sign with 'Shops' and 'Money' when you ask him where he wants to go!



Bruiser signing 'To Eat'

Bruiser signing ‘To Eat’


Have a wonderful week Makoto #keepsigning


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.



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