21 Together are hosting Stella Rogers, a fully qualified Makaton tutor, to run a six week Play and Stay programme. Makaton Signing for Babies (MSB) is for parents, family members or carers who would like to sign with babies and children in their care. 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.

This is an online programme using Zoom for 6 weeks. Most sessions will last for 1 hour on a set day for you and your little one to learn approximately 100 signs and symbols using songs, games and activities. You will receive a pack containing a Pocket book of signs and a few extra little props for the sessions. You will also get an e-copy of the participant manual covering the sessions that will be held each week.

There will be time after each class for you to stay and have a chat, as with all of our normal Play and Stay sessions.

21 Together are covering the whole cost of this so it is free, however we only have spaces for 8 families to attend. Due to the significant cost to the charity we do ask people to commit to attending all the sessions, as we have to buy a place for each family.

We are hoping to get these sessions up and running at the start of October so if you are interested in joining the sessions please complete a short form for us by clicking the link below. Dates and times are still up for discussion and you can have your say on the form but please be quick – we will be making a decision on this early next week.