This weeks Makaton Monday was only ever going to be one sign… Holiday!
As you read this now we are on our first family holiday. Camping!! eeeek 🙂
It was planned rather spontaneously a few months ago and whilst myself, Hubby and Wriggler have been looking forward to it all this time; its something that we only started to prepare Bruiser for this last week. It started with the sign! I only learnt this sign myself a few weeks ago on my Makaton Enhancement Workshop.
Bruiser didn’t fully understand to start with what was happening and every time we left the house, he thought we were going on ‘Oyay’ (holiday) right then! Over time though he’s started to understand and was by the time the day arrived extremely excited to say the very least.
All the planning involved in getting ready to go and preparing Bruiser for it, I realised that I was lacking a few things; signs, Makaton signs and symbols. I was over the moon to discover that the Makaton Charity had done a free resource downloadable on their website titled The Beach. This is the link for it. There are a whole range of signs for different holiday activities including, beach, bucket, spade, crab, pier and more. I was especially excited to see that Kite was one of them. We’ve bought the boys kites to take with us. I’ll be interested to see how quickly Bruiser picks that sign up!
Wriggler and Bruiser signing ‘Holiday’
Sign/Symbol used with the kind permission of the © The Makaton Charity 2012
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