Book on to Free Baby Sign Course

Are you interested in learning Makaton Baby Sign with your child?

Our Makaton Trainers Ailith and Ania will be hosting a 6-week course for families with children aged 6-18 months old, who have Down syndrome.

If you would like to attend this free 6-week course please email ailith@sunshineandsmiles.org.uk with your name and how many will be attending.

Please note: this is not a drop in session. If you are unable to book onto this course we will be hosting others.

What is Makaton?

Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order.

With Makaton, children and adults can communicate straight away using signs and symbols. Many people then drop the signs or symbols naturally at their own pace, as they develop speech.

For those who have experienced the frustration of being unable to communicate meaningfully or effectively, Makaton really can help. Makaton takes away that frustration and enables individuals to connect with other people and the world around them. This opens up all kinds of possibilities.

Read more here!