You Won’t Be Cold Anymore With Lámh Signs

Last year, I recorded one of Mr. Tumble´s songs with Lámh sings. Many parents and teachers commented how helpful that was, so I recorded again and improve it, so more teachers and parents can use it with their children.

Although the weather is cold, we must make sure children go out to play every day. A walk around the block or, if you are closer to nature like us, a walk by the sea or in the woods, will provide the best movement break for the kids.

The song I recorded for you it´s called “You Won´t Be Cold Anymore” by Mr. Tumble. It´s perfect for teaching children to dress appropriately for the cold weather. It also teaches signs for clothing items such as; coat, scarf, gloves and hat.
Enjoy!

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You Wont Be Cold Anymore With Lámh Signs

Sign Of The Week – Glove

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week.

Lámh Sign For Glove.
It’s freezing outside 🌨… We would prefer to stay snuggled inside, but a walk around the block is the perfect break after home-schooling all morning.

Just wrap up and go out! And in doing that, you might use this great opportunity to teach children signs for clothing items, like the sign for GLOVES.

The sign of the week, starting on Monday the 18th of January, is GLOVES.

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Sign Of The Week – GLOVE

Christmas Signs

Many teachers and parents commented on how useful my Halloween signs compilation was. So, I decided to do something similar to help you learn Christmas signs.

In this Christmas video, I have included some additional signs that people often ask for, such as elf, sleigh, and star.
I hope this video helps you to continue learning signs and giving children with communication difficulties a voice.

There is no need to say that this year has been a rocky year for us all! We are facing many challenges that have changed our lives in so many ways.
2020 brought so many unexpected new things into our lives: masks, hand sanitizers, home deliveries and Zoom. Who would have said 12 months ago that the world was going to change so much?

May 2021 bring some new hopes to us all.
I wish you all a peaceful and healthy Christmas,

Enjoy the video.

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Signs For Christmas

Sign Of The Week – Sorry

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week.

Today, I am teaching you a sign that can help you when working on promoting social skills with your students, the sign for SORRY.

Young children often show concern when other children are upset and crying. Support your students understanding other children’s feelings, and encourage them to do something kind for their friend.
Some children might even hug the other child spontaneously.

But it’s not until a later stage (in typically developing children this happens at the ages of 4-5, and for children with developmental delays, particularly for autistic children, it can happen much later) that they can see issues from the other person’s perspective.

It’s only when they can put themselves in someone else’s shoes that they are ready to understand that something they did might have been upsetting for another child. Only when the child can understand that, you can start teaching them how to apologise to others.

Some of your students may not be ready to understand the concept of apologising. In this case, you should focus on teaching them on the incident that has happened. For example, if a child hits another child, keep your response short and direct: “no hitting” or “gentle hands”, as this message will be more effective rather than focus on saying sorry.

If a child is not ready, forcing him to apologise, does little good. Instead, focus on the child who has been hurt and offer an apology and comfort.

However, older students who understand other people’s emotions and what they did has upset someone else, you can start working on the concept of apologising.
Help them understand that what they did is not ok and why, and teach them what behaviours are more appropriate. Then, encourage them to apologise to the other person by saying sorry or doing something nice for them.

So, the sign of the week starting on Monday the 30th of November is SORRY.

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Sign Of The Week – SORRY

Sign Of The Week – Coat

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week.

As we move into the end of November and the weather is getting colder, I am going to teach you a sign that you will undoubtedly need from now on: COAT.
Remember that when you introduce a new sign, you should use the new sign with the child as much as possible. So, next week, when you introduce the sign for COAT, make sure you plan other activities to reinforce this new word/sign throughout the day.

Some ideas are:

  • Colour a picture of a coat when doing colouring activities.
  • Play dressing dolls and teddies and use lots of little coats.
  • Read the book “Buster keeps warm” by Rod Campbell.
  • Or sing-and-sign along with me to the song You Won’t Be Cold Anymore!

So, the sign of the week starting on Monday the 23rd of November is COAT.

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Sign Of The Week – COAT