Friendly Hands: Makaton and Music
Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is widely used in many educational and social environments and many of the children at Shooting Star Children’s Hospices benefit from it.
At Friendly Hands Makaton and Music Sessions you can learn key Makaton signs in a relaxed, informal manner. Our team prepare a popular song and find specific words within the lyrics that are valuable for us to know how to sign.
At Friendly Hands you can learn the signs and enjoy practicing them within the song. This can help you to remember many new signs!
At the end of the session we video what we have learned and upload this to our website and social media, so that children, families and staff can sing and sign the song at other times.
Watch some of our previous performances:
Please be aware that all event dates are provisional and will be confirmed in the event invitation.