Makaton Signing for Babies (MSB)

Makaton Signing for Babies (MSB)

Five mothers signing 'dog' to their babies

Makaton Signing for Babies (MSB) is for parents, family members or carers who would like to sign with babies and children in their care and have no previous experience of Makaton. These sessions are designed for you and your child to have fun and learn together.


Makaton Signing for Babies training is a series of sessions designed to encourage the development of communication and language skills in babies and toddlers. All the sessions are fun and interactive for you and your child. You will learn approximately 100 signs and symbols using songs, games and activities.


6 sessions

Entry criteria

No previous experience of Makaton is necessary.

Study materials

You will receive a Makaton Signing for Babies Pocket Book which has the signs and symbols you have learned during the sessions. You will also be given a certificate of attendance.

Next steps

If you would like to learn more about Makaton and more signs and symbols, why not attend a Beginners’ Workshop?

If you are interested in teaching Makaton Signing for Babies, you need to attend an MSB Train the Trainer workshop.

We wouldn't be without it

Stella's baby daughter looking at a book in her cot

At 10 months she would tap our fist without any help or prompt, and by 12 months she was signing uninitiated, to ask for more stories at bedtime!


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Email us at training@makaton.org

Call us on 01276 606777

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