by: LJ - 30-06-12 17:38
At the moment we use it in songs. We also have a game where we put everyday objects in a box then lift them out one at a time getting the children to say the word and showing them the sign for it, then putting them back in the box and asking the children if they can remember what is in there.
I've thought about flashcards, using bsl in general conversation and play, also at register/circle time.
Has anyone got any ideas for focused activities on sign language?
Thank you :)
RE: Sign Language. - 01-07-12 19:00
I'd be thinking to introduce sign language for its basic uses first such as needing to go the toilet/a drink/food, saying hello/goodbye or good morning/afternoon, please and thank you, saying sorry, etc. things that the children will use very regularly....Makaton is used across lots pf settings and is the reccomended sign language to use with children in my LA.
Have you had training??
RE: Sign Language. - 01-07-12 21:06
by: kaz (the first one!)
We have introduced sign of the week in my settings (as recommended by our SaLT) and it is proving very popular so far and the parents are always keen to get a new sign. We started off with the basics - please, thank you, sorry, eat, drink, biscuit, hurt, more, milk etc.
Give your local SaLT a ring and see if they will come out and do a few training sessions with your staff.
RE: Sign Language. - 07-07-12 18:43
by: gemma green
I've just moved into the baby room from previously working with the 2-3 year olds and have just introduced 4 makaton signs a month to the children. We as staff continoulsy promote these signs as well as others throught the child's day promoting makaton. Why not use it as part of your circle time, have a story sack with different objects representing the rhymes or story you are doing .
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