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  • Betsy and Santa Reunited

    In 2016 a young girl had a "magical" surprise when a Santa on board a train started to communicate with her using Makaton. 2 years later Betsy and Santa are reunited on the train...

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    On 17 Dec 2018 / By Various
    Out and about
  • Linda's Makaton story

    SoLO Choir

    Linda B is co-founder of SoLO Choir.“Makaton has given me a community wider and fuller, happier and funnier, than I could have envisaged when I sat in that darkened auditorium at the start of the Christmas play seven years ago.”

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    On 29 Nov 2018 / By Linda B
    Out and about
  • Tom's Makaton story

    Laura, Tom and Colin wearing Santa hats

    Want to know more about six-year-old Tom, whose reaction to Rob Delaney signing Using Makaton with Ten in a Bed on CBeebies went viral?

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    On 29 Nov 2018 / By Laura McCartney
    At home
  • SignWithSte

    Steven signing to a large group of children

    The pupils, parents and friends of our school embrace being part of something so inclusive and enjoyable, they feel the same joy and pleasure when signing as I do, we have created our own Makaton community.

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    On 29 Nov 2018 / By Steven M
    At school
  • Filming the Bedtime Story

    Tracy Clark demonstrating a sign to Rob Delaney

    All the dates, times, venue, people and signs had all been co-ordinated. It was certainly going ahead, 10 in the Bed was going to be amazing!

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    On 29 Nov 2018 / By Tracy Clark
    Out and about
  • Holly's Makaton story

    We communicate with people all the time at home, work, in the supermarket and so on, so why should people with communication difficulties miss out on the same opportunities to develop their social and communication skills?

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    On 05 Nov 2018 / By Holly C-T
    At work
  • Poppie, Makaton and Me!

    Poppie has Down’s syndrome. "I can’t express enough how Makaton has helped to open the gates of communication between myself and Poppie over these past 4 years, but the last 2 years especially..."

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    On 05 Oct 2018 / By Sharon U
    At home
  • Honiton's Sing & Sign Choir

    Honiton's Makaton Sing and Sign Choir is run by Regional Makaton Tutor Sharon Parnell... "There is a huge sense of belonging and being a part of something at the choir and all while learning new communication skills and Makaton signs".

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    On 05 Oct 2018 / By Sharon Parnell
    Out and about