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Makaton for 'granny'??

(11 Posts)
jimjamshaslefttheyurt Tue 15-Jul-08 23:12:45

I thought I'd asked this already, but must have dreamed it.

Is there a Makaton sign for granny. DS1 seems to be doing a bastardised version of 'mummy' but appears to use it for granny. Would like to give him the real one if there is one.

bullet123 Tue 15-Jul-08 23:17:44

There is but my mind has gone blank. I do know that you make a fist with one hand then place the other on top, but it's done in a set way. Anyway, that's the "grand" bit. Now make the sign for "mummy" and together you have your "grandmother".
Something Special has done a programme specifically about families which includes the signs for nan and grandad. I'll see if there are any clips.

jimjamshaslefttheyurt Tue 15-Jul-08 23:19:32

Oh my. That's kind of what he does.....

thank you!

sphil Tue 15-Jul-08 23:28:09

Yes I think Bullet is right - one fist knocks against the other, then three fingers in palm (2 taps?) . I remember because guinea pig is similar - same fist thing, then sign for pig grin

notcitrus Wed 16-Jul-08 22:27:10

yes, that's the BSL sign for grandmother (G then MOTHER).

Makaton mainly uses the signs of the local sign language (but I think the difference is the grammar is simplified), so you might find a BSL dictionary useful - the first link if you google 'BSL dictionary' can send you a free one on CD. Lots of other free online resources too.

Romy7 Thu 17-Jul-08 09:37:25

yes - 'G' then 'M' 'M'

misscutandstick Thu 17-Jul-08 13:49:54

Jimjams - can email you the PDF file of the first 8 stages of makaton if you wish (its line drawings of the signs, NOT pecs). i dont mind if anyone else wants it either. XXX

jimjamshaslefttheyurt Thu 17-Jul-08 13:56:42

Thanks all.
Thanks misscut- but I have it printed out. I couldn't see grandmother on there (although I may have missed it).

WedgiesMum Thu 17-Jul-08 22:08:40

Ooooh misscutand stick could you email it to me?? Have started using a few signs with DS to try and reinforce what I am asking him to do and it would be useful.

My email is puttybrick at aol dot com



Sidge Thu 17-Jul-08 22:19:57

I think Bullet was right - you put one fist on top of the other (like one potato two potato!) then sign M for mother.

Mr Tumble did it so it must be right!

eidsvold Thu 17-Jul-08 22:24:54

oh I was about to say what sibble said. That is what I used for dd1 but as we use aussie makaton and not UK I was wondering if they were the same.

So sign 'g' and then 'm'

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