Sign Of The Week – Halloween

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week.

There is no doubt that this year we will need to think of creative ways to celebrate Halloween, so our little ones can dress up and have fun on the day without the traditional trick or treating around the neighbourhood.
I am decorating the house as usual, and I will be doing a “Halloween Hunt” for my kids in our garden, very much like the Easter egg hunt, but a spooky version. 👻

At school and preschool, all of you are working on your Halloween decorations and crafts, and there will be an opportunity for dressing up Friday week.

On Monday I will be sharing with you Halloween signs: pumpkin, sweets, spider, ghost, witch, bat, scary…. but what other signs would you like to learn for Halloween? I am open to all suggestions!

Just hit reply and tell me which Halloween signs you would like to learn. Please send me your signs today as I will be recording the video over the weekend.

Looking forward to knowing what spooky signs you want to learn!

So, the sign of the week starting on Monday the 19th of October is HALLOWEEN

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Sign Of The Week – HALLOWEEN

Sign Of The Week – T-Shirt

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week.

We are blessed with the lovely sunshine today, allowing the kids to be out in the back garden in their shirts and T-Shirts. Having this good weather lasting so late in the year is lovely. So I thought, I better take the opportunity to do what will probably be the last of our summery signs before the winter finally set in.

So, the sign of the week starting on Monday the 5th of October is T-SHIRT.

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Sign Of The Week – T-SHIRT

Sign Of The Week – Park

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week.

As we are enjoying the last bit of warm weather before autumn settles in, I suggest introducing a sign for outdoors playing: PARK.

Since we are all spending more time indoors, a walk in the park can give us fresh air, sunshine and a change of scenery if we have been stuck in the house for too long.

When your child is getting too whiny and restless at home, a trip to the park can sometimes make all the difference for our little one’s moods and behaviours. A walk in the stroller, riding a scooter or kicking a ball will help them burn off all their extra energy.

So, the sign of the week starting on Monday the 28th of September is PARK.

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Sign Of The Week – PARK

Sign Of The Week – Toast

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week.

When we introduce signs to a child with special needs for the first time, we generally pick signs that only involve one hand and a simple gesture so that children can copy them easily.

But having worked with young children, I have learned that when children are motivated to request something, they will quickly learn more complex signs.

Such as the sign for TOAST. This sign involves using both hands, and it has two parts (first you do the sign for “bread”, and then you represent the toast popping up the toaster). As a slice toast and butter is one of many children´s favourite snacks, many of my young students have learned this sign because they were motivated to ask for it.

You can try it too with your child or student.

The sign of the week, starting on Monday the 21st of September, is TOAST.

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Sign Of The Week – TOAST

Sign Of The Week – To Wait

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week.

Did you know that children with autism are 4 times more likely to follow instructions when you use signs with words? Yes, 4 times more likely! That shows how helpful visual cues are for children with language delays.

With that in mind, today, I have picked a sign to support the following instructions in the classroom: TO WAIT. Signing for “wait” at the same time you give the instruction will help your students understand better.

The sign of the week, starting next Monday the 14th of September, is TO WAIT.

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Sign Of The Week – TO WAIT