Makaton Signing with Babies and Families - Bridgemary Library - Monday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th June, 1st and 8th July 2024


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Makaton Signing with Babies and Families

Bridgemary Library

Monday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th June, 1st and 8th July 2024

12.45pm to 1.45pm

Free tuition, £8.10 for resources

To teach parents/carers about visual communication when interacting with children through play and activities.

  • Describe what Makaton is
  • List 3 ways Makaton can be used to develop communication and language skills with your babies/family
  • Demonstrate 20 signs to use in your home and apply them day to day
  • Describe the importance of sign production techniques and components of visual communication

About the course: Makaton Signing for Babies sessions are designed for you and your child to have fun and learn together. Makaton Signing for Babies training is a series of sessions designed to encourage the development of communication and language skills in babies and toddlers. All the sessions are fun and interactive for you and your child. You will learn approximately 100 signs and symbols using songs, games and activities

Who is this course for: Parents/carers or family members and their child aged 6 months plus

Previous knowledge or experience: No previous knowledge is required to attend

How will I learn: Through activities including singing, Makaton signing and stories with your baby

How will I be assessed: Informal assessment by the tutor

What shall I bring: Chairs will be provided but please bring along a cushion/blanket should you wish to sit on the floor

Next steps: Other Makaton or parenting courses. Monthly Makaton Storytime at Bridgemary Library

If you would like to know more about the Makaton programme, please visit the official website

If a learner decides to withdraw from a course before a course begins, the following charges should be made:

  • 5 working days or more before course starts a full refund will be issued
  • No refunds will normally be made if a learner withdraws from a course less than 4 working days before the start of the course

Attendance is expected at each session to ensure that you get the most out of your learning experience and to minimise disruption for other learners. Please advise the venue/tutor of any absence you may have.

You will be contacted by a member of the learning in Libraries team prior to the course. We are unable to process your booking without a phone number.

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