Art Bank Online: Makaton Sign N Sing
Learn to sign the songs ‘Row Row Your Boat’ and ‘The Wheels on the Bus’ using Makaton signing as we sing it together in this fun workshop. Suitable for all ages but children will need to be accompanied by an adult. There is a small charge of 1 pound to ensure safeguarding over Zoom.
Makaton is a form of sign language which is used by people who find it hard to communicate. It is different to Sign Language as it requires the person signing to also try to say the word which therefore develops natural speech and helps cognitive development and sentence structure, essential communication skills, attention and listening, comprehension, memory, recall and expression. Makaton usually involves less sign than British Sign Language and is therefore more user friendly!
The leader for these fun workshops is Helen Heaton. Helen has been a teacher for over 10 years. She trained at RADA in London as a stage manager and has worked in many different school settings including primary, secondary and special educational needs. Helen says, ‘I am a firm believer that singing is good for the soul and lifts your mood and anybody can sing!’