Sign 4 Learning in Bangkok!

Early Years consultant Sue Thomas and signing trainer Katja O’Neill have just returned from a trip to Bangkok funded by the Knowledge Source Institute, who provide training for teachers from the International schools. Delegates attended from the International schools in Bangkok, with two even flying in from the International school of Beijing to attend the training.  Sue and Katja delivered Sign 4 Stories, Sign 4 Maths, Sign 4 Feelings & Behaviour and Sign 4 Communication workshops and received overwhelmingly positive feedback. One delegate commented:  “I have not been so inspired and motivated for a very long time.  The content, the speakers, Read More

NEW! Sign 4 Little Talkers

So what is the latest from our Sign 4 Learning team?   Sue Thomas and Katja O’Neill are really excited to have been asked to run a Pilot project as part of Luton’s bid for the BIG Lottery fund.  Their programme, – Fulfilling Lives: A better start – will provide funding to run initiatives in three key areas: Communication and language development Social and emotional development and Nutrition.   For this Pilot project, Sue and Katja are currently rolling out  ‘Sign 4 Little Talkers’ in 2 Luton Nurseries.  Vocabulary was chosen from the areas of emotions, behaviour management and communication Read More

Helping Children’s Behaviour and Wellbeing by using British Sign Language: With Help from The Beatles!

This blog was written by Michael Jones following a visit to Luton nursery. Website - I was leading a story session in a nursery once, and we were having a few problems getting the children to settle down. Even though I had loads of resources and was going to make the story as exciting and interactive as possible, a few children were messing about. (There’s no other way to describe it: they were having fun being silly.)   My colleague said to the children, “Oh dear, you are making Michael very sad, because you are keeping all of us waiting to hear his Read More

Sign Posting

How using sign language with hearing children can help their vocabulary development and storytelling skills. This article appeared in Nursery world magazine. Please click here to download full article.    

Signing Success

Does signing with your baby help? A review of the debate and details of how signing is used successfully with young children in a Children’s Centre.This article appeared in Nursery world magazine. Please click here to download full article.

Successful additions

Using British Sign language with hearing children, to promote understanding and use of maths vocabulary.This article appeared in Nursery world magazine. Please click here to download full article.    

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