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Makaton Signing for Babies Mobile App

The Makaton Signing for Babies Mobile App is an easy to use and helps you to learn a set of simple signs in the Makaton language. It is available for Apple iOS and Android devices and is ideal as an aid to communication with your children using Makaton signs and symbols.

Makaton symbol for saying hello

Long before children start to speak they begin to use gestures, such as pointing, facial expressions and body language to express themselves. Using the signs in this app helps to develop these skills.

The vocabulary has been selected following consultation with a range of Makaton Tutors as well as parents and those working with babies and young children. This app also provides approximately 30 additional concepts in symbol and sign that parents of young children often request.

A full list of the signs included in the app is available on the FAQ page

What is Makaton?

Makaton symbol

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

People with learning disabilities or communication difficulties may struggle to make themselves understood - and to understand others. This can provoke intense frustration, challenging behaviour and isolation, and act as a barrier to achievement. Parents and carers can experience similar feelings of frustration and isolation, wondering how they will ever 'get through'.

Makaton symbol for Signing

Using Makaton with children, people with learning disabilities or communication difficulties takes away that frustration and enables individuals to connect with other people and the world around them.

What users have said about the app...

“Great little app - love the video of the signs, really helpful!”

“I like the way the app is designed with pictures, symbols and video clips for each word.”

“Just downloaded the app. Within minutes it was useful!”

About the App

Photograph of A to Z screen on Makaton Signing for Babies Mobile App
A to Z

View the list of signs that are included in the app and select the sign you want to use from the A to Z list.

Photograph of a sign screen on Makaton Signing for Babies Mobile App
Sign line drawings

View the sign you want to use with your baby. Most have notes, movement lines and arrows to help you understand them.

Photograph of children enjoying learning Makaton
Video tutorials

Every sign has an accompanying video showing you how best to perform the sign to your baby. Use facial expression, direction and movement to add meaning.

Photograph of children enjoying learning Makaton
Favourites menu

You can choose your favourites from the signs within the app. You can then easily access them from the favourites menu.

For technical support for the Signing for Babies Mobile App please email support@ddluk.com
Makaton Signing for Babies Mobile App is developed by DDL Ltd
DDL were established in 1999 and are now a market leader in providing specialist educational software and e-learning. We are an e-learning development company that really understand education and apply our specialist knowledge to design, programme and build innovative interactive software. Learn more about DDL here.
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