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10 Makaton Signs for Beginners!

Andrew King
10 Aug 2023
5 min read
10 Makaton Signs for Beginners!

Want to learn Makaton but not sure where to start? Here are 10 signs to get you started from Zen Educate!

What is Makaton?

Makaton is a communication tool that uses signs, speech and symbols. Not to be confused with British Sign Language, Makaton enables some people with disabilities – including children with SEN – to communicate.

Makaton lends itself well to classrooms with children with SEN or English as an additional language, as well as Early Years settings. If you're a teacher or Teaching Assistant and don't currently have any Makaton signs in your locker, we've got you covered with these 10 signs for beginners.

Now let's get started!

1. Yes

Yes Makaton Gif (Square, Zen Educate)

2. No

No Makaton Gif (Square, Zen Educate)

3. Finished/all done

All done/finished makaton gif (square, Zen Educate)

4. Thank you

Thank you Makaton gif (square, Zen Educate)

5. Please

Please Makaton gif (square, Zen Educate)

6. House/Home

House/home makaton gif (square, Zen Educate)

7. Hello

Hello Makaton gif (Zen Educate square)

8. Help

Help makaton gif (Zen Educate, square)

9. Good afternoon

Good afternoon makaton gif (Square, zen educate)

10. Good morning

Good morning makaton gif (square, Zen Educate)

Zen Educate is not affiliated with the Makaton Charity, and as such we are not official accredited trainers in Makaton.

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