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.
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?
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'.
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.